The revamped masterplan for the business park maintains the 1.2m sq ft of offices with existing consent, but now consists of a mix of business space, leisure, shopping and restaurants.
Once the outline application is granted, the developer plans to bring forward construction of Manston Land Link Road, which will provide a new route between Junction 46 of the M1 and the communities north of the Leeds to York railway.
Thorpe Park plans
• 1.2m sq ft of offices
• 130,000 sq ft food store
• 177,000 sq ft of hotels and sports facilities
• 33,000 sq ft of cafes, bars, restaurants
• 100,000 sq ft other retail
The project will also bring forward the delivery of Green Park, a 113-acre public park adjacent to Thorpe Park, and Leeds’ first significant new public park in over 100 years.
Proposals for Green Park include sports pitches and leisure facilities, alongside formal landscapes and informal spaces.
So far 600,000 sq ft of office space has been completed under existing planning consents. Tenants include Vinci, BAM, and United Utilities.