Green light for £350m Leeds South Bank scheme

Aaron Morby 4 years ago
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Developer CEG has gained the planning green light for a £350m joint office, retail and residential development around what would be the tallest building in Yorkshire.

View of the site from the east, where the first phase of the scheme will start
View of the site from the east, where the first phase of the scheme will start

Regeneration of a 9 acre site in the South Bank area of Leeds has been designed by Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios and will involve a mix of buildings ranging from five to 40-storeys.

The site is the principal rail gateway into Leeds and the scheme has been designed to make a powerful positive impact on arrival to the city.

Leeds City Plans Panel has unanimously voted to approve detailed planning permission for two office developments totalling 270,000 sq ft. Outline planning permission will also be granted for the wider mixed-use development of over 1m sq ft of offices, retail, leisure, hotel, health, and up to 750 new homes, along with new public spaces and landscaping.

Development site is located on land between Globe Road and Water Lane in the south of Leeds City Centre

The scheme is expected to be delivered in five phases over 12 years. The first phase of development is likely to be Globe Point – a flat-iron shaped building acting as a gateway from the east to the site. Thereafter the construction is expected to progress from east to west.

Jon Kenny, development director at CEG, said: “The site is the principal rail gateway into Leeds and the scheme has been designed to make a powerful positive impact on arrival to the city, showing how we are preparing for HS2 and investing to ensure our city offers development of an international quality.”

David Hodgson, head of strategic development north for CEG, said: “This derelict site is an important core in the west of the city, an area which has suffered from neglect over a number of years.

“At the heart of the South Bank regeneration area, our proposals will deliver the same attention to detail and quality as we have delivered at our award-winning Kirkstall Forge development. This will be an exciting mixed-use strategic development of a critical mass and international standard, revitalising the area and reconnecting local communities to the city.”

Professional team

South Bank scheme viewed along the Leeds and Liverpool Canal from the West

  • Project manager: Pierre Angulaire
  • Cost consultant: Turner + Townsend
  • Building services: Hoare Lee
  • Structural engineer/ Acoustics: Arup

 

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