CEG has signed a planning agreement with Leeds City Council, enabling its proposals for the six-acre site off Globe Road and Water Lane, in the heart of the South Bank, to go ahead
In April 2018, Leeds City Plans Panel voted unanimously to approve the planning application to regenerate the site as part of a £350m sustainable mixed-use development. This will act as the catalyst to kick-start the regeneration of the area.
Work will commence next month demolishing the former warehouse on Water Lane and preparing the site for development.
Jon Kenny, strategic development director of CEG, said: “Our proposals for South Bank bring together the birthplace of the industrial revolution in Leeds; the home of Marshall’s first two Mills, as well as the Marshalls’ last, and greatest creation, Temple Works. This is an exceptional opportunity to breathe life back into these, creating locally and nationally important iconic landmark buildings and innovative public spaces. This is not just about building on a historic legacy; it is about creating a new one.”
CEG has now started marketing its South Bank development, which now has detailed planning permission for two office developments with ground floor retail and leisure totalling up to 26,100 sq m and outline planning permission for 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.
David Hodgson, head of strategic development north for CEG, explains: “Many years of hard work are being realised as we launch to market an exceptional opportunity for the highest quality office developments just minutes from Leeds City Station. This, along with the retail, leisure, hotel, residential and community uses, benefitting from innovative outdoor spaces and the waterfront, will bring a strategic development of a critical mass and international standard, putting South Bank Leeds on the map as a place to live, work and enjoy.”
CEG currently delivering a £400m brownfield regeneration scheme at Kirkstall Forge, where a new station and the first flagship 110,000 sq ft office are now open with the latter being named last week as the best Commercial Workplace in the UK by the British Council of Offices (BCO).
The company is working with architects, Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios (FCBStudios), on its Kirkstall Forge and South Bank developments, both of which are delivering mixed-use communities building on the historic character of the area with landmark buildings and waterfront public realm.
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