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Case Study

The Gateway to the Northern Powerhouse

Artists impression of Leeds Station development

HS2 will lie in the heart of South Bank Leeds, as the gateway to Leeds City Region. It is a catalyst for the South Bank Leeds regeneration and will be an iconic centrepiece; providing the basis for an integrated transport network, maximising connectivity and realising the vision of the region as the ‘Northern Powerhouse’.

HS2 has already boosted the regeneration of South Bank Leeds and will accelerate the delivery of thousands of new jobs and homes. A common concourse will be created, offering easy connections between classic rail and high-speed services under one roof with good pedestrian access to both the city centre to the north, and South Bank.

“South Bank Central will be home to the new HS2 station, which will be an iconic centrepiece of an integrated transport network bringing new levels of national and international connectivity to Leeds and the city region and stimulating further regeneration of Leeds South Bank, enhancing the area’s competitiveness, prosperity and opportunities for our citizens and businesses.”

Sir David Higgins

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