Vastint’s vision for the former Tetley Brewery site proposes a new city part stretching from the River Aire to the education hub.
After buying the 8.1 hectares of land in 2015, Vastint presented proposals for an initial first phase. Now, following detailed consultation with stakeholders, including Leeds City Council’s Planning Services, Vastint has developed the design to outline planning stage.
Phase one incorporates 6.6 hectares of the site; north of Crown Point Road, south of Waterloo Street and east of Meadow Lane. The design proposes a vibrant, mixed-use neighbourhood in the centre of South Bank Leeds with an urban park at its heart. The aim is to provide a vital link connecting the city centre with The Tetley and its creative neighbours, through to the education hub and the communities to the south.
As well as 2 hectares of park, the proposals include, up to 850 homes, with 1, 2 and 3 bedrooms, 5% of which will be for affordable housing; up to 85,000m2 of employment space, including spaces for creative industries; up to 15,000m2 for active uses including retail (A1-5), cultural, educational, leisure or health (C2, D1, D2); and one or two hotels, up to 400 rooms and ancillary facilities. The remaining land south of Crown Point Road will be phase two.
‘When we bought the site we knew it had real potential. The park space was always going to be a key element of the project, and I am excited about the way its design and orientation brings light into the scheme. The design has a variety of flexible active and quiet areas, as well as new buildings that define its urban setting. The site offers a real opportunity to regenerate a historically-important site.’
Andrew Cobden, Managing Director, Vastint UK Services