Aire Park: Council seeks developer to create ‘architecturally unique’ residential building in city centre

Developers are being sought to build homes on a plot of land which forms a key part of a new multi-million pound city centre district.

Leeds City Council said Meadow Lane in Leeds, which is part of the new Aire Park development, offers potential developers the option to build an ‘architecturally unique’ building, housing a mix of predominately residential units.

The 0.18 hectare plot is located in the city’s new South Bank, five minutes from Leeds railway station.

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Coun James Lewis, leader of Leeds City Council, said: “South Bank, Leeds has taken huge strides in terms of regeneration of the area over the last decade, from both the regeneration of key heritage and industrial assets, to bringing forward the largest city centre green space in the UK, and in turn creating well connected and sustainable neighbourhoods.

Meadow Lane plot in South Bank LeedsMeadow Lane plot in South Bank Leeds
Meadow Lane plot in South Bank Leeds

“The city is going through momentous change and the council is committed to continuing to help unlock major commercial and residential development across the South Bank and the centre of Leeds.

"This is one example of where we have been able to release a prime piece of city centre land, for better use and to continue to build upon this excellent and vibrant community.”

Cushman & Wakefield is marketing the site on behalf of the council.

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Developer Vastint UK announced last month that it has completed the structure of the first two buildings at Aire Park.

The office buildings, which range from six to eight storeys and will be able to accommodate 2,500 workers, are due for practical completion in November.

The new Aire Park district will span across 24 acres. Upon full completion, the district will include over a million sq ft of office space, 1,400 homes, two hotels, up to 23 retail spaces and an eight-acre park with 500 trees – the largest green space in Leeds city centre.