Leeds Council Considers Plans For Tallest Building In Yorkshire

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Leeds Council Considers Plans For Tallest Building In Yorkshire

Leeds Council Considers Plans For Tallest Building In Yorkshire

Plans have been submitted to Leeds City Council for a building that is set to be the tallest building in Yorkshire if given the go ahead.

Leeds property developer Citylife has handed over proposals for a 142-metre tall development in the West Yorkshire city.

Two Springwell Gardens will be 46 storeys, making it larger than Yorkshire’s current tallest building, Bridgewater Place. This development, which is also in Leeds, is 112 metres.

Antony Georgallis, director of Citylife, was reported by Bdaily as saying: “We are very pleased to submit our plans to further create a vibrant and sustainable community on Whitehall Road.”

The proposed development, which is being designed by Nick Brown Architects, will sit on the corner of Springwell Road and Whitehall Road, next to Citylife’s current project, One Springwell Gardens.

This development, which is still under construction, will be 16 storeys tall when complete.

As well as providing plenty of accommodation in the bustling city, the company believes the building will contribute to Leeds’ modern architecture.

Commenting on the building’s “sail-like façade”, Mr Georgallis said: “By being brave with our design, if planning is granted, we will contribute towards a new skyline for the city.”

Indeed, the plans include vertical sky gardens, private roof terraces, courtyards to create a community atmosphere for residents, and high-specification apartments.

According to Architects Journal, the building will boast 279 square metres of commercial space as well as 604 modern flats. It is expected to cost £175 million in total, with money being spent on providing “an idyllic setting for residents”.

According to Citylife, Two Springwell Gardens is set to be the ultimate place in the city to live, saying: “Private, south-facing roof terraces and a residents-only garden provide further living spaces outside. The results; a progressive inside-outside living experience that encourages inclusive communities for people to experience the best of city living in our ever-evolving city.”

The development will consist of one, two and three-bedroom apartments, with 24 of these including private roof terraces. The flats also feature Porcelanosa kitchens and bathrooms, fitted wardrobes in master bedrooms, engineered oak flooring or large tiles, and high-quality appliances, showing that no design element has been overlooked by the developer.

There will also be 53 car parking spaces, a secure cycle storage facility and concierge service.

If the council approves the application, it will be located next to MEPC’s Wellington Place commercial and leisure development where there is one million square feet of Grade A offices, and CEG’s Southbank scheme, making it a very popular area for young professionals in the city.

The building is also ideal for those to commute on rail, as it would be located just a ten-minute walk away from Leeds train station. There is also a pleasant route to the city centre on the canal towpath. Those who need access to the motorway will be pleased to hear it is a mere two-minute drive to the M1 and M62.

Leeds City Council is currently considering the proposals, but if the local authority gives its approval for the scheme, this will keep scaffolders in Leeds extremely busy for the next few months.