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JV reveals masterplan for Leeds city centre site

Town Centre Securities PLC (TCS) has entered into a joint venture with Glenbrook to bring forward development of the Whitehall Riverside scheme in Leeds city centre.

A new masterplan is being proposed which will provide a unique, riverside mixed-use scheme in one of the city’s most strategic locations just three minutes’ walk from Leeds train station.

Plans have been submitted to Leeds City Council to be considered at next weeks Plans Panel for a development comprising 215,000 sq ft of grade A office space across two buildings, a 478 space CitiPark multi-story car park and travel hub, and a 108 key aparthotel.

A separate, detailed planning application is proposed by Glenbrook for up to 532 apartments across two buildings of 15 and 18 stories with ground floor commercial units. The proposals include extensive residents’ amenities split across the ground floor and mezzanine with terrace garden overlooking the River Aire.

A new landscaping and public realm proposal will improve connectivity to, and further complement the existing riverside environment with a series of interlinked pedestrian and cycling routes to support health and well-being whilst also attracting new residents and visitors to the scheme.

TCS has owned the site for a number of years and recognised the opportunity to deliver a unique neighbourhood in the West End of Leeds city centre which is now seeing increased activity and development.

Craig Burrow, development director at Town Centre Securities, said: “We are excited to be bringing the new Whitehall Riverside masterplan forward and are confident that the proposed mixed use approach will unlock the full potential of this incredible site. The proposals are the culmination of a collaborative partnership and it’s a pleasure to work towards a shared vision and goals with Glenbrook for the transformation and activation of this significant stretch of riverside frontage.”

Danny Roberts at Glenbrook continued: “We have a strong track record in successfully delivering high quality and highly sustainable homes. Having developed a number of BTR schemes across the UK in recent years, we have been looking to expand our presence into the Yorkshire market. Located close to Leeds’ premier commercial district, this development site was an attractive proposition, only increased by the prospect of working with TCS and we look forward to working with them to deliver the masterplan vision.”

The design and professional team include Enjoy Design, Sheppard Robson, re-form, Curtins and ID Planning.

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