A £350m development on Globe Road and Water Lane has been given the go-ahead. Leeds City Council's City Plans Panel unanimously voted to approve Commercial Estates Group's (CEG) hybrid planning application on 19 April 2018. The Chief Planning Officer has been delegated sign off once full, final details of legal agreements are in place.
The development from CEG will include a 40-storey residential skyscraper that could become Yorkshire's tallest building. Outline permission has been given for 1.1million sq ft of offices, retail, leisure, hotel, health, community, education and cultural use, including this skyscraper. In addition, this permission includes 750 new homes along with new public spaces and parking. Detailed permission has been provided for two office developments totally up to 280,000 sq ft.
CEG has been working in close partnership with Leeds City Council and other city stakeholders and the scheme has undergone public consultation. Their proposals for the 3.52 hectare site will deliver a vibrant, well connected and sustainable mixed-used development. They are working with award-winning architects, Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios, which secured the International Tall Building of the Year Award in 2010 for Broadcasting Place in Leeds, seeing off competition from prestigious buildings from around the world.
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.
Jon Kenny, Development Director, CEG
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. This is set to change. 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.
David Hodgson, Head of Strategic Development - North, CEG