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Plans unveiled for £350M Leeds scheme

October 11, 2017 by NSC in Weekly News
Developer CEG has submitted a planning application for a £350M office, retail and residential scheme in Leeds city centre.

The application seeks detailed planning permission for two office developments with ground floor retail and leisure totalling up to 26,100m² as well as outline planning permission for a mixed-use development of up to 103,900m² of offices, retail, leisure, hotel, health, education and community uses.

CEG Development Director Jon Kenny said: “The CEG team has long identified with the truly unique characteristic of the South Bank area of Leeds, as a place to create an exceptional living and working environment; one rich in history and architectural gems waiting to be reinvigorated.

“This is a derelict site where we can deliver a vibrant mixed-use strategic development of a critical mass and international quality that can enable this regeneration area to become a true gateway into the city, reconnecting local communities.”

The 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 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.

Alex Whitbread, Partner at FCBStudios, said: “FCBStudios is proud of its commitment to Leeds. It’s a privilege for us to be working with CEG on the wider South Bank proposals, which are truly a once in lifetime opportunity to transform the city for the 21st Century”

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