Approval for £200m Leeds Central Square scheme


Approval for £200m Leeds Central Square scheme


The developer Huddersfield’s Roydhouse Properties has acquired a planning approval for its new project, designed by Leeds practice DLA.


The new buildings will rise to 11 floors and 8 floors connected by large sloped curtain wall, which will accommodate a large winter garden and atrium.


Additionally, there will be a Sky Garden on the 9th floor with views on the city and a total area of 9,800 sq ft, which could also be used by the residents of the building.


According to current plans, the construction works on the 280,000 sq ft project will begin in the summer of this year.


Mark Barnes of Marrico, asset manager to Roydhouse Properties, said: “We are delighted the scheme received unanimous support from council members. This is a significant step forward for Central Square.


“We are committed to progressing the scheme, which on completion, will offer the largest available floorplate in the city.”


The former Royal Mail site scheme in Leeds city centre was planned be used for the construction of two residential towers, one 54 storeys high.


Carillion started foundation works but the developer of the Lumiere project went into liquidation in 2010.


The idea of office scheme was first put forward by the former developer’s liquidators, following which it was sold to Roydhouse Properties in August 2013.


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