Town Centre Securities PLC (TCS) has entered into a joint venture with Glenbrook to bring forward development of the Whitehall Riverside scheme in Leeds city centre.
A new masterplan is being proposed which will provide a unique, riverside mixed-use scheme in one of the city’s most strategic locations just three minutes’ walk from Leeds train station.
Plans have been submitted to Leeds City Council to be considered at this week’s Plans Panel for a development comprising 215,000 sq ft of grade A office space across two buildings, a 478 space CitiPark multi-story car park and travel hub, and a 108 key aparthotel.
A separate, detailed planning application is proposed by Glenbrook for up to 532 apartments across two buildings of 15 and 18 stories with ground floor commercial units. The proposals include extensive residents’ amenities split across the ground floor and mezzanine with terrace garden overlooking the River Aire.
A new landscaping and public realm proposal will improve connectivity to, and further complement the existing riverside environment with a series of interlinked pedestrian and cycling routes to support health and well-being whilst also attracting new residents and visitors to the scheme.
TCS has owned the site for a number of years and always recognised the opportunity to deliver a unique neighbourhood in the West End of Leeds city centre which is now seeing increased activity and development. Having worked closely with Leeds City Council over the years to bring forward the initial phases of No.1 Whitehall Riverside (offices), Whitehall Waterfront (residential) and most recently the Premier Inn (hotel) which was completed in 2017.
The new Whitehall Riverside proposals offer a revitalised masterplan relevant for the demand of today designed with flexibility in mind to adapt to the changing requirements of workspace, residential, electric vehicles and visitor economy.