Work to begin on phase I of £350m South Bank regeneration scheme in UK

WCN Editorial Team 17 Mar 2020 EUROPE BUILDINGS

BAM Construction is set to commence construction on the first phase of £350m South Bank regeneration scheme in Leeds, UK.

The move comes as the company has been selected as a contractor by the UK-based property developer Commercial Estates Group (CEG) to deliver the project.

BAM will start work on the first 37,798ft² office development at Globe Point, comprising office space with ground floor break-out space, retail and leisure. It is designed by Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios.

Globe Point is located in a new district in Leeds city centre, south of the River Aire, called Temple, which forms part of the South Bank Regeneration Area adjacent to Leeds trains station.

BAM North East regional director John Phillips said: “BAM is the ideal fit for CEG’s ingenious vision for Leeds. Being not only an historic company here, but also highly modern in our methods and collaborative in our approach, really matches the qualities of the building and its wider context.

“We have built many of the most recognisable buildings in the city, but you are only as good as the next one you build; and as ever, it is the quality of your relationships that drives the quality of your work.

“There is genuine excitement at BAM about being a part of this tremendous and far-sighted development that really connects to the soul of the city.”

The first phase of the South Bank regeneration scheme is scheduled for completion by spring/summer 2021.

CEG is working on the detailed design of the project’s second phase, named One Globe Square.

Planning permission is already in place for the construction of 135,481ft² of offices with ground floor retail and leisure.

Additionally, CEG is seeking planning permission for further development of up to 1.1 million ft² of offices, shops, cafés, restaurants, bars, hotel and up to 750 new homes.

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Illustration of Leeds City Centre development. (Credit: BAM Construct UK Ltd)

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