Construction Projects In Leeds: What’s Going On

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Construction Projects In Leeds: What’s Going On

Construction Projects In Leeds: What’s Going On

It’s always exciting to find out what’s going on in your local area in terms of construction and how the urban environment is going to change in the future – and you’re sure to see lots more scaffolding in Leeds popping up over the next few weeks and months, since there are an awful lot of projects in the pipeline. Here’s what you can expect to see.

£65 million twin towers

Court Collaboration has entered into a partnership with Torsion Developments to put plans in place for a two-tower block development in the city that will cost £65 million. Consent is due at the end of May this year, with a start onsite programmed for the summer.

Alex Neale, Court Collaboration managing director, was quoted by the Construction Enquirer as saying: “Urban growth in Leeds is amongst the strongest in the UK, and it’s an area currently enjoying substantial investment and economic growth. That stimulus is creating significant demand for high-quality city centre living that this development aims to meet.”

New hospitals at Leeds General Infirmary

Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust is looking to invest £450 million to build a new adult’s and a new children’s hospital. The outline application for the project is now being considered by Leeds City Council, with the development part of a ten-year Hospitals of the Future programme intended to transform healthcare in the city, the Construction Index reports.

The Hilton hotel project

Work has now restarted on this stalled hotel build, which ground to a halt three years ago after the collapse of GB Building Solutions, according to the Construction Enquirer. Developer Select Property has redesigned the scheme and is set to invest £56 million to transform the site into 273 student flats.

The Refinery student accommodation block

A Chinese restaurant is set to be demolished to make way for The Refinery, a stepped nine, ten and 11-storey scheme that will be made up of studios and bedroom clusters with gardens and terraces, PBC Today reports.

X1 South Bank

This is set to be a mixed-use development right in the heart of the city centre, situated on the former Evans Halshaw car dealership site on Hunslet Road. There will be a total of five buildings of between six and 20 storeys, providing more than 900 flats, restaurants and cafes, and office and retail space, the Construction Enquirer reports.

The first phase of the project will include 127 flats and townhouses, as well as a gym, a cafe and a rooftop garden.

“Our whole design team has made it their mission to create a development that not only offers first-rate accommodation, but that will genuinely enhance the area for the wider Leeds population by providing striking modern architecture, exciting commercial units and vibrant public space,” operations director at X1 Melissa Green was quoted by the news source as saying.