The area around The Tetley will be completely transformed in the coming years, with plans for a new hotel, shops, offices and around 850 residential properties given outline planning permission in December.
At the heart of the new community will be an enormous green space, which will be split into five separate sections across two hectares - and will include an outdoor theatre space.
The naming of Aire Park is an important milestone for Vastint UK, giving life to plans that have been in development for the past two years. ‘Aire Park’ is a nod to the significance of the River Aire for the city and references the area turning full circle, from a meadowland hamlet in the 1800’s to industrial heartland and now a fantastic new city park. The name is both a reflection of the character of the area and Vastint UK’s vision for delivering a new district that will open up Leeds and reconnect the north, south, east and west of the city.
Aire Park will transform South Bank into an all-purpose district with a central city park at its heart. It will all form part of the city-wide South Bank scheme, which aims to double the size of Leeds city centre by developing large areas of land on the southern edge of the River Aire.