Plans lodged for £300m mixed use development on regeneration site

The Shelborn and Stamford joint venture, Southside Leeds Limited, has submitted an application to Leeds City Council for a £300m mixed-use scheme in the South Bank regeneration area of the city centre.

On behalf of the joint venture partnership, and working with Zerum Planning Consultants, DLA Architecture has put forward designs for ‘Westbank Leeds’ located next to Bridgewater Place on Water Lane.

Westbank Leeds proposes to deliver 500,000 sq ft of Grade A office accommodation within four buildings alongside a luxury hotel with sky bar and further leisure space within the ground floor of the offices.

Uri Goldberg, managing director at Stamford Property Holdings, said: “After many months of collaboration with DLA and Zerum, we are pleased to submit this planning application for a very important strategic site.

“With its proximity to Leeds Central Station and the extent of residential development in the immediate vicinity, our site will provide an office led environment, based on the highest standards of sustainability and wellness, helping to reinforce Leeds’s pre-eminence in the North of England.”

Jonathan Knowles, director at DLA Architecture, said: “This new development will bring a high-quality redevelopment to this part of Leeds, supporting the newly created southern entry to the railways station and the emerging residential led developments adjacent.

“The space will underpin the Holbeck regeneration project and create a rounded and well-balanced community.

“The proposed massing and scale of the buildings sit very well with Bridgwater Place and we have given careful consideration to the positioning of the leisure offers within the public spaces to ensure strong connectivity with the surrounding amenity.”

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