Plans Revealed For Leeds ‘City Village’ Complex

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Plans Revealed For Leeds ‘City Village’ Complex

Plans Revealed For Leeds ‘City Village’ Complex

It’s an exciting time for scaffolding companies in Leeds, as new plans have been revealed for a mega complex of some 1,000 new homes just outside of Leeds city centre. According to the Yorkshire Post, the detailed plans follow an outline earlier in the year, and will see five blocks of flats of varying sizes on Marsh Lane Goods Yard, near Quarry Hill.

The concept for the development is a ‘city village’, creating a mix of leisure, commercial and amenity spaces alongside the residential construction, including a village green, a children’s play area, recreational seating and a drinking fountain.

The concept, created by developer Rushbond Group and put forward for approval, says that the site is a key opportunity to deliver new homes for a range of demographics to meet the needs of the rapidly growing city centre. Mark Finch, from Rushbond, explains that “It will also expand the City Centre, drive further regeneration in the area and crucially connect the site’s neighbouring residential communities to both the Kirkgate and Quarry Hill districts.” Both these areas are already benefitting from high profile investments.

As the site of an old railway, which closed some 60 years ago, councillor Elizabeth Nash said earlier in the year that she hoped City Village could become home to a railway station once more and re-open Marsh Lane station. She said that Leeds had lost many of its suburban stations, especially compared to the likes of Manchester and Bradford.