Construction of the next phase of Leeds’ Aire Park, an exciting new district taking shape in South Bank, has commenced. This latest phase focuses on the development of a state-of-the-art, seven-storey commercial building. The building will serve as a prominent landmark and gateway to Aire Park.
Developed by Vastint, a renowned real estate group, the building will be situated on the route from Leeds’ train station to the city centre. It is set to provide approximately 75,000 square feet of top-quality ‘Grade A’ office space. Furthermore, it will offer nearly 7,000 square feet of ground-floor retail and leisure space.
The strategic location of the building will offer convenient access and connectivity for businesses, residents, and visitors alike.
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A Sustainable Commercial Building to Serve as Gateway to Aire Park
The overarching vision for Leeds’ Aire Park aligns with Vastint’s development ethos of creating an inclusive community and promoting sustainability.
The new building is thus designed by the esteemed architects at Cartwright Pickard to be a sustainable structure, focusing on occupier well-being. It aims to meet BREEAM’s ‘Excellent’ certification, showcasing its commitment to environmentally friendly practices.
Noteworthy, the building has already received pre-certifications for a WiredScore Gold accreditation and a WELL Building Gold certificate. The certificates highlight the dedication of the building to cutting-edge technology and the health and well-being of its occupants.
The construction of the building is expected to be completed in early 2025. This will mark a significant milestone in the overall Leeds’ Aire Park Development.
The Leeds’ Aire Park Development
Once finished, the Aire Park is anticipated to accommodate over 11,000 workers and up to 3,000 residents. It spans an impressive 24 acres in the vibrant South Bank area. Central to the district’s appeal is an expansive eight-acre public park, serving as a communal green space for relaxation, recreation, and community gatherings.
Looking toward the future, Vastint envisions Aire Park as a thriving and dynamic urban hub, offering a multitude of amenities as well as fostering a strong sense of community. The development aims to enhance connectivity. It will also improve sustainable transport links, and contribute to the realization of the city centre’s untapped potential.
By prioritizing healthy living, promoting environmental consciousness, and providing exceptional facilities, Aire Park strives to become a desirable destination for businesses, residents, and visitors, further bolstering Leeds’ reputation as a forward-thinking and livable city.