McLaren gets green light for 45-storey Leeds tower

Aaron Morby 1 month ago

McLaren’s property arm has got the planning green light to build a 45-storey build to rent tower and two lower-rise office blocks to the west of Leeds city centre.

Wellington Square visualisation by FutureSkylines
Wellington Square visualisation by FutureSkylines

Designed by architect Howells, the Wellington Square scheme will be located on the city skyline by the landmark hexagonal-shaped residential block which will rise to 141m and provide just over 460 flats.

Two adjacent office blocks of 14 and 15 storeys will provide around 435,000 sq ft of space next to the main block of flats.

All buildings will have terracotta facades. The build to rent tower will be clad in white tiles while the office buildings will be red, drawing inspiration from the local red masonry buildings of Leeds.

Atelier Ten is part of the client team, responsible for MEP, sustainability and fire engineering consultancy, with Meinhardt aboard as structural/civil and facade consultant.

Prior to work starting, the site bounded by Wellington and Lisbon Street next to the A58 gyratory will also require demolition of existing buildings.

Tom Gilman, managing director at McLaren Regeneration, said: “A significant new quarter is taking shape in Leeds’ West End and this scheme is integral to that.

“The commercial space will set a new benchmark for accommodation across the north of England and will be a landmark for the city.”

The twin office buildings are designed to reach the highest standards of sustainability and energy efficiency, BREEAM Outstanding and NABERS 6*.

Matthew Biddle, managing director at McLaren Living, said, “Our aim is to bring forward the residential as the first phase of the development.

“The hexagonal tower will be a new landmark on the Leeds skyline with striking architecture, delivering new homes with wonderful views across Leeds with access to a wide range of amenities on site including an outstanding sky-lounge on the 45th floor set within high quality public realm.”

The Wellington Square project is McLaren’s second in Leeds. Last August it secured planning for the £85m Beck Yard build-to-rent residential development in the South Bank Regeneration area.


Latest news

Plan in for £3bn Lincolnshire mega data centre

3.3m sq ft Humber Tech Park will be one of Europe's largest data centres
3 days ago

Green light for Digbeth 1,300 homes scheme

Warner’s Fields scheme to start with excavation and landscaping of the River Rea
3 days ago

Flagship biodiversity net gain scheme flawed

NAO warns Government's flagship green development scheme at risk of failure
3 days ago

£210m M3 Junction 9 upgrade gains consent

VolkerFitzpatrick to start work in early 2025 on Winnall roundabout, near Winchester
3 days ago

United Living wins 14-year L&Q homes repairs deal

Trafford housing upkeep deal worth £205m
3 days ago

£400m Lewisham resi-led scheme advances

Land deal paves way for Amro Partners' 1,000-home London scheme
3 days ago

McLaren gets go-ahead for Grade II listed Leeds student scheme

Springfield House to be revamped and two new wings added
3 days ago

Piling giant to fit people alarms on all rigs

Cementation Skanska upgrades site safety systems
3 days ago

Vistry to make £800m profit after subcontractor cost cuts

House builder bullish about shareholder returns after asking suppliers for discounts
4 days ago

Shareholders approve £2.5bn Barratt and Redrow merger

Final hurdle is for the competition regulator to approve the deal.
4 days ago

Green light for £80m Leith waterfront revamp

Build-to-rent homes and student accommodation scheme to be built
4 days ago

Tilbury Douglas clears Interserve legacy jobs to return to profit

Revenue tops £500m in first year as standalone contractor
4 days ago

Land deal paves way for Manchester civil service office hub

Government buys five acres at former Central Retail Park
4 days ago

Speller Metcalfe wins Wolverhampton library upgrade

Full works are due to start in the autumn
4 days ago

Skills shortage puts big infrastructure projects at risk

Government failing as an intelligent client and now over-reliant on consultancies
5 days ago

Contractors face further insulation board price hikes

Cost of PIR insulation boards set to rise another 10%
5 days ago

Henry Boot wins £36m Rotherham Markets job

Project involves upgrading existing market and building a new library
5 days ago

Keltbray hires new head of infrastructure procurement

Lukasz Olszewski will oversee rail, energy and highways business units
5 days ago

Tunnel fit out robot to revolutionise civils work

Costain and VVB Engineering part of innovative consortium
5 days ago

Funding deal for £86m wind turbine test centre

Latest investment at National Renewable Energy Centre in Blyth
5 days ago

Plan in for Manchester ‘upside-down’ 18-storey tower

Landmark cantilevered NXQ building plan for city Northern Quarter
6 days ago

London 25km Super Sewer hooked up for commissioning

Tideway completes connection to existing Lee Tunnel sewer system
6 days ago

£200m Lincoln ring-road approved

North Hykeham Relief Road granted planning permission
6 days ago

£1bn Manchester Airport City plan rebooted as new sci-tech hub

Plan pivots from offices to science and manufacturing campus, called MIX Manchester
7 days ago

Record results at maintenance specialist Renew

Infrastructure maintenance work continues to pay off for contractor
6 days ago

Barhale lands £21m shaft scheme for Thames Water

Civils specialist bags latest upgrade deal on Thames Water Ring Main
6 days ago

Caddick names new north east director

Former Laing O'Rourke project lead joins Yorkshire contractor
6 days ago

Mount Anvil wins London Camden estate rebuild

Deverloper wins £133m Bacton Phase 2 development in Gospel Oak
7 days ago

London Met Uni seeks firm for £280m estate upgrade

A single partner contractor will deliver 10-year building upgrade plan
7 days ago

Top 30 M&E contractors set for growth – ranking

Growth in data centres and commercial refits creates optimism for year ahead
7 days ago

Contractor services