Plans closer for Leeds Whitehall Riverside scheme

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Town Centre Securities has signed a joint venture deal with Manchester developer Glenbrook to develop the £280 million Whitehall Riverside in Leeds. The masterplan which will create a mixed-use project in a strategic location is still being proposed. The development will be a walk of around three minutes from Leeds train station. The Sheppard Robson-designed development which have already been presented to Leeds City Council comprises of 215,000 sq ft two buildings development of grade A office area, a travel hub as well as a 478 space CitiPark multi-story car park and a 108 key apartment hotel.

Glenbrook is proposing a separate, detailed planning application of up to 532 apartments in both buildings of 15 and 18 stories as well as a ground floor commercial unit. This follows the recent acquisition of the site just along the river off Kirkatall Road. Town Centre Securities has been owning the site for several years and always recognised the opportunity to create a distinctive neighbourhood in the West side of the city centre which is now getting increased development and activity.

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Whitehall Riverside masterplan

The Town Centre Securities Development Director, Craig Burrow, stated: “We are happy to be taking the new Whitehall Riverside masterplan ahead and are assured that the proposed mixed-use style will unlock the incredible site’s full potential.  The development proposal will include extensive residents’ facilities split across the ground floor as well as a mezzanine with terrace garden facing the River Aire.

Glenbrook’s Danny Roberts added: “We have developed several projects in the UK in recent years and we have been looking to enhance our presence further even to the Yorkshire market. “Situated near Leeds’s premier commercial district, the project’s site was an attractive proposition, only increased by the prospect of working with TCS and we anticipate to working with them to create the masterplan vision.”