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City One Leeds, located between Sweet Street, Trent Street and Meadow Road in Holbeck, will deliver a vibrant community of new homes, offices, retail, and commercial space, combined with the delivery of a new hotel on a significant brownfield site.  

The proposed development will create a green, attractive, and sustainable neighbourhood with enhanced public open spaces. Comprised of up to 10 modern buildings, the scheme will be designed to the highest standards of architectural work and be in keeping with the local area. 

An outline planning application was submitted for consideration in July 2022, following extensive consultation. Subject to planning approval, reserved matters applications will be brought forward thereafter for individual buildings & phases.

Key Benefits of the Proposals

  • A landmark development with sustainability at its heart, boosting the local economy with new commercial space and increasing spend in existing businesses.
  • Landscaped grounds and enhanced public spaces accounting for around 50% of the site will create outdoor space for residents and the local community to socialise and relax, making use of a repurposed site.
  • Improving connectivity between the South Bank and the City Centre with an on-site active travel hub.

Artistic impression – indicative image only. Design and layout to be confirmed in any future reserved matters application

Delivering much-needed new homes within the emerging South Bank neighbourhood

City One Leeds will deliver up to 1,925 high quality homes in a much sought-after location, comprising a mix of studio, 1,2 and 3 bed apartments.

The South Bank area is a rapidly expanding part of the city, undergoing significant redevelopment. This high-quality scheme will complement the emerging neighbourhood with its commitment to high quality design principles.

A green, attractive, and sustainable neighbourhood with enhanced open spaces and parks

The site will be designed with wellbeing at the core to include interior courtyards and public squares, planted with native trees and shrubbery, to provide members of the community with outdoor space to relax and socialise. A new linear park along Sweet Street to the north of the site will also be created.

Within the development, a green barrier of trees, shrubbery, and planting will separate road traffic from pedestrian and cycle routes within the development. This additional safety measure will create an environmentally pleasing neighbourhood throughout the scheme.

Planting additional green infrastructure within the site will improve biodiversity and provide an attractive setting between buildings.

Boosting the local economy with office and commercial space in a prime city location

New office, retail, and commercial space will attract more people into Holbeck and the South Bank area. Providing a vibrant use in a repurposed space.

It is anticipated that once complete, there will be space for 4,000 new jobs, created by the development. This is in addition to around 10,000 jobs during construction. New retail and commercial spaces will provide long term employment opportunities for the local community.

The proposed development will attract more people into Holbeck, creating a knock-on effect in the existing surrounding community, with expenditure likely to increase in the local area. Furthermore, new homes and businesses will raise additional funds for the local authority through increased tax revenue.

Improving connectivity between Holbeck, the South Bank, and the City Centre

The planned onsite travel hub, equipped with the latest technology in electric charging, cycle storage and other associated uses will aim to improve connectivity between the South Bank neighbourhood and the city centre.

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