Application submitted for £350 million Leeds city centre development

Application submitted for £350 million Leeds city centre development

CEG has submitted a hybrid planning application for a 3.52 hectare (8.69 acre) site as part of the South Bank regeneration programme for Leeds city centre.

The application seeks detailed planning permission for two office developments with ground floor retail and leisure space totalling up to 26,100 sq m.

The application also seeks outline planning permission for a mixed-use development of up to 103,900 sq m of offices, retail, leisure, hotel, health, education and community uses, parking and up to 750 new homes, along with new public spaces and landscaping.

Jon Kenny, development director at CEG, explains: “The CEG team has long identified with the truly unique characteristic of the South Bank area of the city, as a place to create an exceptional living and working environment; one rich in history and architectural gems waiting to be reinvigorated.

“This is a derelict site where we can deliver a vibrant mixed-use strategic development of a critical mass and international quality that can enable this regeneration area to become a true gateway into the city, reconnecting local communities.”

The South Bank area of Leeds has the potential to double the size of Leeds City Centre, creating 35,000 new jobs and thousands of new homes as part of a distinctive destination for investment, living, learning, creativity and leisure. 

CEG is working with award-winning architects, Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios (FCBStudios), which secured the International Tall Building of the Year Award in 2010 for Broadcasting Place in Leeds.

They have designed a new mixed-use community which builds on the historic character of the area with landmark buildings and innovative public spaces in a key location close to Leeds City Station and canal.

Alex Whitbread, partner at FCBStudios, said: “FCBStudios is proud of its commitment to Leeds.

“It’s a privilege for us to be working with CEG on the wider South Bank proposals, which are truly a once in lifetime opportunity to transform the city for the 21st Century”

CEG have also been delivering the £400million development of the old industrial site at Kirkstall Forge.

This development has already seen the opening of a new railway station, paving the way for the 1,050 new homes and 400,000 sq ft of commercial, retail, leisure and community space in this unique wooded, riverside site.

The first 110,000 sq ft flagship Grade A office opens later this year with 63,000 sq ft already pre-let to Zenith for its new headquarters.