New Major Mixed-Used Development In Leeds?

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New Major Mixed-Used Development In Leeds?

New Major Mixed-Used Development In Leeds?

 There could be a new mixed-used development set for Leeds if the local authority approves developer CEG’s plans to demolish the South Bank site.

The company has issued its application to Leeds City Council for demolition works on the South Bank area. Its intentions are to make way for a new residential development that will also offer commercial and business units for public use.

CEG’s planning statement, which was included with the application, said: “The grant of permission for these works will support the early delivery of the redevelopment of this prominent brownfield site and this application should therefore be approved without delay.”

This would involve demolishing the empty Globe Works site, the Yorkshire Evening Post revealed, in addition to other buildings in the southern city centre area.

CEG justifies this application by saying it will allow for “advance infrastructure and enabling works” to carry out its £350 million redevelopment plans.

These include building up to 750 homes; leisure and retail facilities; and skycrapers between five and 40 storeys tall that would offer office space. This regeneration project has been hailed as one of the largest redevelopment schemes in Europe by the local authority.

Its major construction proposals, which were approved by Leeds City Council in April 2019, will benefit 10,000 people, who will live, work, eat and enjoy the newly developed area.

CEG’s most recent planning application for the demolition of some of the South Bank area will be discussed at the Leeds City Region Development Plans Conference later this week (September 25th) at Leeds’ Civic Hall, where 180 delegates from the construction and property industry are expected to attend. These include West Yorkshire Combined Authority’s enterprise zone development manager Jessica McNeil, Homes England’s senior specialist Tamsin Hart-Jones, Network Rail’s senior surveyor Mark McKay and Harworth’s regional direction Peter Henry, who are lined up to speak at the event.

Those who attend the conference, with tickets available for £77 each, will also be able to hear CEG and the local authority share presentations on the development plans to enable them to understand the vision better.

It is expected Leeds City Council will then make its final decision on the demolition proposal by November 15th.

The redevelopment of Leeds’ South Bank area is not the only project CEG has in mind for the city. Earlier this summer, the developer unveiled its plans for a £400 regeneration scheme at Kirkstall Forge.

It held a public consultation on July 16th to share its workspace vision with local residents, which includes building a 190,000 square foot office development with ground floor units; a car park with electric car charging; a cycle spa, shower rooms and locker facilities; and outdoor rooms and balconies to make the most of the riverside views at the suburban site.

Investment manager at CEG Paul Richardson said: “We intend to harness CEG’s understanding of what our customers need for their business to thrive and ensure we deliver that in a contemporary, flexible and unique way.”

If these plans get underway, CEG will need lots of scaffolding contractors in Leeds to help bring the proposals to life.