Plan for Leeds Merrion Centre 17 storey office block

Aaron Morby 5 years ago
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Leeds-based Town Centre Securities has submitted plans for a 17-storey office and retail tower at the Merrion Centre in Leeds.

New Merrion Centre tower will offer over 10,000 sq ft of ground floor retail space for a refurbished Home Bargains store and 168,810 sq ft of commercial office space over 16 levels
New Merrion Centre tower will offer over 10,000 sq ft of ground floor retail space for a refurbished Home Bargains store and 168,810 sq ft of commercial office space over 16 levels

The new tower would be built near the existing 12-storey Wade House and forms part of wider plans for the phased redevelopment and refurbishment of the Merrion Centre to make it a mixed-use destination.

The proposed new building will sit above the Home Bargains store and offer 170,000 sq ft of offices over 16 levels.

New central office block plan at the Merrion Centre

A four storey disused cinema building, currently known as 100 Merrion Centre, will be demolished to make way for the commercial block.

Edward Ziff,  chief executive of TCS, said: “We have identified considerable latent opportunity within our Merrion estate which we believe provides a platform for future growth and we are therefore delighted to submit this important planning application, launching our second 10-year strategy for the Merrion Centre.

“We firmly believe we are on the right track with Merrion and will continue to invest in and develop the asset, broadening our offer and delivering more for Leeds from this important mixed-use city centre destination.”

The client team includes architect Enjoy Design, cost consultant Rex Procter & Partners and Adept Civil & Structural Consulting Engineers

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