Leeds City Council Approves the South Bank Scheme


Leeds City Council has approved Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios’ plans for a £350 million South Bank scheme, which includes the construction of the city’s tallest tower. The plans also cover two office blocks, providing 26,100 m² of commercial and shopping space, together with an extra 103,900 m² of offices, retail, leisure, hotel, health, education and community uses, parking and up to 750 new homes in buildings ranging in height from five to 40 storeys towards the rear of the development. The project is developed by Commercial Estates Group (CEG).

“It has been a pleasure to work with CEG, the wider team and the City over the past few years in developing a project that will be key to the regeneration of historic Holbeck and the future transformation of the city centre as a whole,” said Alex Whitbread, Partner at Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios.

FCBS’s 40-storey Globe Waterside residential tower is expected to be taller than Leeds’s current tallest building, 32-storey Bridgewater Place Tower, as well as BDP’s 33-storey mixed-use tower proposed for the western gateway to the city centre.

“This derelict site is an important core in the west of the city, an area which has suffered from neglect over a number of years. This is set to change,” said David Hodgson, head of strategic development north for CEG David Hodgson.

“At the heart of the South Bank regeneration area, our proposals will deliver the same attention to detail and quality as we are delivering at our award-winning Kirkstall Forge development. This will be an exciting mixed-use strategic development of a critical mass and international standard, revitalising the area and reconnecting local communities to the city,” he continued.

CEG has also developed the £400 million Kirkstall Forge masterplan to the west of the city centre, which will provide 1,050 new homes, 28, 000 m2 of office space and 9,300 m2 of leisure and retail space once it is completed.


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