Caddick Developments submits plans for a new landmark development in Leeds, within the emerging South Bank neighbourhood. At over two million sq ft, the mixed-use scheme would create a vibrant community of new Build to Rent homes, offices, retail, leisure and community uses, and extensive green public open space.
The proposed development would repurpose a large brownfield site previously used as a surface car park. The site is located near to Meadow Road, Sweet Street and Jack Lane – to the South of the city centre. The plans set out a vision to create a vibrant community, which further extends the city centre, and helps to improve connections with Holbeck. Overall, scheme would help to bridge different parts of the city in the emerging South Bank district.
The green, sustainable neighbourhood will comprise of around ten feature buildings interwoven with new amenities and extensive green open spaces and landscaping – accounting for around 50% of the overall site. It would see up to 1,925 new homes, which is 25% of Leeds City Council’s target for new city centre provision, to address the city’s housing needs and help regenerate the area.
The masterplan, designed by award winning architects, Simpson Haugh, will deliver a mix of one, two and three bedroom apartments. The scheme will incorporate a new linear park along Sweet Street and a large central open space on a similar scale to Park Square. The development will showcase as its centrepiece a curated green space, with different parts of the development planted with native trees and shrubbery, providing residents and members of the public with significant outdoor space.
The development will also include new office, retail and commercial space, including around 650,000 sq ft of Grade A office space. This would provide an economic boost to the local community – providing around 1,000 jobs during construction, and creating around 4,000 new jobs once the scheme is complete.
“Our proposals for this site are incredibly exciting as we look to create a new community, significantly boosting housing provision within the expanding city centre. The development is designed to meet the highest environmental standards and our architects have worked to ensure that green, sustainable, open space plays a vital role in the overall plan for the area.
“We have worked closely with local partners and consulted with the community to create plans for a development everyone can be proud of. Leeds is our home city and we’re excited to be bringing forward proposals signalling a new chapter for this part of the South Bank.”Myles Hartley, Managing Director, Caddick Developments
Caddick Developments have put forward plans to Leeds City Council setting out the principle and outline plans for the development. If successful, this will be followed up by a more detailed ‘reserved matters’ application, to agree specifics.