Glenbrook submits a new detailed planning application to Leeds City Council for a Build to Rent scheme at 87-89 Kirkstall Road on the bank of River Aire. The announcement follows Glenbrook’s acquisition of the site earlier this year, with outline planning consent, from Marshalls CDP. The scheme comprises a significant brownfield regeneration opportunity on a prominent, vacant site within a highly sustainable location on the western fringe of Leeds City Centre.
The scheme has been designed by Carey Jones Chapman Tolcher (CJCT) with re-form advising as landscape architects. Avison Young acted as the planning consultant and the wider project team includes Curtins, Abacus Cost Management, Crookes Walker Consulting and GIA.
The proposals would see the development of 618 Build to Rent apartments set across five buildings which respond to the riverside and extensive new public realm on the 5.12-acre site. Proposals include over 10,000 sq ft of amenity space – including a residents lounge, co-working hub and gym, 3,800 sq ft of commercial space and 6,000 sq ft of private external terraces.
“This new planning application represents an excellent opportunity to take the site forward and create a new, highly sustainable Build to Rent community in close proximity to one of the UK’s most vibrant city centres. Located on the waterfront, the site’s potential from a public realm perspective is huge and is an area we have focused on in our proposals with over 50% of the site dedicated to landscape, including a new riverside park, cycleways and access to the waterfront.
“Subject to a positive outcome, we will look to appoint a contractor in the summer with a projected start on site for Q3 2022.”Daniel Roberts, Senior Development Manager, Glenbrook