Integration of the public realm, semi private resident only podium gardens, private external balconies and the buildings were a key driver for the project. The creation of a sustainable residential neighbourhood has been formed by creating internal and external spaces of quality and vibrancy that meet the needs of varying user groups. The public realm has been combined with non residential uses to supplement and enhance the public realm. With 7270 m2 of public realm, the scheme includes two main square connected by a series of routes including a green park route running NW to SE across the site.

Planning History

Currently home to an abandoned car showroom, the site acts as one of the Southern Gateway’s to Leeds South Bank. The site is a key part of the Leeds South Bank Framework, an initiative designed to double the size of Leeds City Centre over the next twenty years. Our proposal – Planning Permission 18/03033/FU gained detailed planning consent for a mixed use development of 928 dwellings, together with commercial space (A1/A2/A3 and B1 uses) and associated managed public realm. Granted 20.11.2018.

Project Team

Architect: DK-Architects
Developer: The Guinness Partnership

Development Data

Site size (ha): 2.42
Estimated date of completion: 04/07/2019
Schedule of accommodation: 280 x 1 bed apartments, 433 x 2 bed apartments, 154 x 3 bed apartments, 61 x 3 bed townhouses
Tenure mix: 95% private dwellings, 5% affordable (of which 60% rent, 40% shared ownership)
Size of typical home: 70
Parking spaces: 334

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