£350m plans for South Bank in Leeds

AMBITIOUS £350m proposals to transform former industrial sites in the South Bank area of Leeds are set to be discussed by city planners.

CEG are seeking to redevelop more than five acres of land north and south of Globe Road and Water Lane in an area of Holbeck known as the Temple Quarter.

They propose to build a mix of office buildings, apartments, bars and restaurants on sites (marked in red on photograph) next to Tower Works in a scheme designed to make the area more pedestrian and cycle friendly.

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the pre-application proposals will be presented to Thursday’s meeting of Leeds City Council’s city plans panel.

CEG director Jon Kenny, said: “South Bank, Leeds has the potential to double the size of Leeds City Centre – this is something no other UK city has the capacity to achieve.

“We are particularly keen to link the success of Leeds city centre to Holbeck and other neighbouring wards.

“Our development can provide a new gateway to the city from the south west, as well as improving links from Holbeck to the station and the city.

“The station’s new southern entrance opens out into South Bank, making it well-placed to deliver a vibrant mix of new homes, bars, restaurants, leisure, innovative public spaces and headquarter offices securing thousands of new jobs for local people.

“We want to draw from inspiring architecture in order to realise our ambition to create an incredibly high quality new built environment with landmark buildings befitting of a city centre gateway location.”

In February, developer Carillion won planning permission for ten new buildings to include homes, offices, shops and restaurants on part of the Tower Works site at Holbeck.