Leeds City Council approves plans for £270m redevelopment project in UK

WCN Editorial Team 29 Nov 2021 EUROPE BUILDINGS

Leeds City Council has reportedly granted planning consent for a £270m redevelopment project to convert the former International Swimming Pool site in Leeds, UK.

Earlier this year, DLA Architecture has designed and submitted plans for the project on behalf of Lisbon Street Developments.

Lisbon Street Developments is a joint venture (JV) partnership between real estate developer Helios Real Estate and property management firm Marrico Asset Management.

The 2.8-acre site located on Lisbon Street has been used as a car park since the demolition of the pool in 2009.

Plans for the redevelopment project include construction of two build-to-rent (BTR) residential towers of 33- and 22-storeys. The two towers will deliver 629 apartments.

A 24-storey student accommodation building with 548 bed spaces will also be constructed.

The project will also include construction of a 15-storey aparthotel which will feature 120 rooms, 131,000ft2 of office space and 22,000ft2 of co-working office space as well as retail and leisure space.

The residential towers will have a connected ground floor to provide co-working spaces, a concierge reception, entertainment spaces, lounges, cycle storage, wellbeing centre as well as external garden terrace on the first floor.
Construction work on the project is expected to commence next year.

Marrico partner Mark Barnes was quoted saying: “These proposals play a key role in bringing more investment and growth into the west end of the city centre and complete the crucial missing link.

“We have collaborated closely with DLA Architecture to refine our design to meet the changing needs of occupiers and maintain momentum despite current economic challenges.

“The Lisbon Street development will remove an unsightly site and deliver high-quality architecture and public realm, whilst creating an attractive and distinctive urban development in its own right.”

Furthermore, the complete project delivery team includes RBA, Stroma Building Control, Quod, Re-form Landscape Architecture, Jensen Hughes, CSD, Curtins, Apex Acoustics, Turley, Hydrock, Brooks Ecological, Windtech and AA Projects.

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The project involves construction of two build-to-rent residential towers of 33- and 22-storeys. Credit: Leohoho from Pixabay.

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