New Student Living Complex & Artist Studios For Leeds?

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New Student Living Complex & Artist Studios For Leeds?

New Student Living Complex & Artist Studios For Leeds?

Plans for a new student living complex and artists studios and galleries in Leeds have now been submitted to the local authority, a development that would involve the demolition of three buildings – Diamond House, Britannia House and Caroline House.

The designs were recently submitted by developer Alumno, with the site – just off Whitelock Street in Sheepscar – set to include 105 flats to house 411 students, as well as a gym and cinema, Leeds Live reports.

The associated gallery and studio space will be managed by East St Arts, with commissioned artworks then featured in public and outdoor student areas.

“The development will help trigger the activation and regeneration of a run-down and neglected part of Leeds, in a prime location just beyond the city centre.

“The building will enhance the arterial approach to the city along the A61 and complement the emerging context of high quality residential blocks to the south. The massing and scale respond to and are sympathetic to the immediate, emerging, and wider context,” the developers’ design and access statement read.

Of course, this isn’t the only construction project currently going on in Leeds and plans were also recently submitted for the tallest building in Yorkshire!

According to BDaily, property developer Citylife has submitted plans for Two Springwell Gardens in the city centre that will be 46 storeys and 142m tall, with a gross development value of £175 million. If approved, it tower above Yorkshire’s current tallest building which is the 112m-tall Bridgewater Place, also in Leeds.

Designed by Nick Brown Architects and sat on the corner of Springwell Road and Whitehall Road, the proposed scheme will be next to Citylife’s 16-storey One Springwell Gardens development.

Citylife director Antony Georgallis was quoted by the news source as saying: “By being brave with our design, if planning is granted, we will contribute towards a new skyline for the city.

“In addition, we will deliver vertical sky gardens, high specification apartments, private roof terraces and courtyards which will combine to deliver a powerful sense of place and community.”

And, because of the pandemic, the £6.9 million package of walking and cycling routes through Leeds has now been brought forward, with 5.8km of segregated routes set to be added to the growing network in the city as part of the West Yorkshire Combined Authority’s CityConnect programme.

Construction work is due to begin on a 3km route between the city centre and Elland Road Park and Ride, while the Dewsbury Road cycle route will be extended and a new 1.5km of new route added between Garnet Road and Beeston Ring Road.

As you can see, there’s an awful lot of work going on in Leeds at the moment and it will be exciting to see what happens as the city takes shape with these new additions. If you have a project that you’d like to get off the ground, get in touch with Leeds scaffolding firm Burflex to see how we can help.