Leeds City Council has voted to approve the planning application for CEG's South Bank development, deferring and delegating sign off to the Chief Planning Officer. Working in close consultaiton with the planning department and other stakeholders, CEG plans to revitalise this 8.69 acre site, delivering a vibrant, well connected and sustainable mixed-use development
This brownfield site is currently derelict and the development could become a gateway to the city from the South West as well as helping to reconnect local communities to the city centre.
The hybrid application seeks:
CEG's development seeks to:
CEG is working with award-winning architects, Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios (FCBStudios), which secured the coveted International Tall Building of the Year Award in 2010 for Broadcasting Place in Leeds, seeing off competition from some of the world’s most prestigious buildings.
They have designed a new mixed-use community which builds on the historic character of the area with landmark buildings and innovative public spaces in a key location close to Leeds City Station and the canal.
Indicative artist's impressions.
The wider South Bank area of Leeds has the potential to double the size of Leeds City Centre, creating 35,000 new jobs and thousands of new homes as part of a distinctive destination for investment, living, learning, creativity and leisure.
CEG has a long legacy of investing in Leeds; managing buildings at Thorpe Park and Albion Street and delivering a ground breaking £400million development at Kirkstall Forge. Here, a new railway station has already opened, paving the way for 1,050 new homes and 400,000 sq ft of commercial, retail, leisure and community space in this unique wooded, riverside site.
The first 110,000 sq ft flagship Grade A office opens in autumn 2017 with 63,000 sq ft already pre-let to Zenith for its new headquarters and CEG, in conjunction with Wates and Leeds College of Building, is also running the Forging Futures skills campus on site, providing innovative hands-on construction skills on the site and helping turning Leeds students into future developers, builders, architects and engineers.