Granary Wharf to transform in £55m development

Granary Wharf to transform in £55m development

A £55m riverside mixed-use development in Leeds city centre has been given the go-ahead by planners, bringing 250 new homes, office space, bars, cafes, restaurants and landscapes public spaces to the historic Granary Wharf site.

The development forms part of Leeds City Council’s wider Holbeck Urban Village regeneration plans, which will transform the area into a key destination for the city.

Now that plans have been approved, work is due to begin on the site later this year, with completion in 2018.

The application was submitted by Northern developer CTP and regeneration specialist U+I.

David Topham, chief executive of CTP said: “Granary Wharf is a vibrant hub in the heart of the city and our latest plans continue to build on its success. There is a growing demand for high-quality accommodation in Leeds.

“We are obviously delighted that Leeds City Council has approved our plans and we look forward to playing a pivotal part in the regeneration of this important part of the city.”

Laurence Martin, director at U+I said: “Holbeck Urban Village has been identified by Leeds City Council as an area in need of major regeneration.

“Working in partnership with CTP, we are really pleased that plans for Granary Wharf have been approved to support the council’s aspirations of creating long-term economic growth and improvements for the area.”

The new scheme will transform this under-utilised site into a mix of one-bedroom, two-bedroom and three-bedroom apartments, as well as 9,000 sq. ft. of office space, parking spaces and cycle spaces. The bars, cafes and restaurants will be on the ground level.

Topham, added: “The South Bank is currently one of the most dynamic parts of Leeds, with the impending arrival of Burberry, the regeneration of Tower Works and the tremendous success of the ground-breaking Round Foundry. The bar is very high and we will ensure that our new development meets the high standards set in South Bank and Holbeck Urban Village.”

 

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