Office block approved for brownfield land in city centre

A proposal for Latitude Yellow – a new 12-storey sustainable office development by BAM – has been approved by Leeds City Council’s City Plans Panel.

The scheme will be on the final remaining plot of the former Doncaster Monk Bridge works off Whitehall Road, in the established Leeds West End Business District.

Latitude Yellow will provide over 200,000 sq ft of Grade A commercial office space and will rely exclusively on renewable energy sources. Amenities will include a gym, a ground floor café, event space, and roof garden.

Councillor James Lewis, leader of Leeds City Council, said: “The development – which has now seen its planning application approved – will provide much  needed, modern office space on brownfield land in a key location for the city centre.

“It’s encouraging the new building will be Net Zero, setting an example for future office developments on the road to a  low carbon future.

“We welcome the steps they’re taking to ensure all energy and electricity used by the site will be sourced exclusively from renewable energy, as well as the commitment to sustainable  construction.”

Managing director of BAM Properties, Euan Miller, added: “We look forward to seeing the building progress and further improving this part of the city centre.

“We’re pleased our application has been approved by Leeds’ City Plans Panel. Sustainability is at the heart of Latitude Yellow and our proposals have had a really positive response from both the local community and senior stakeholders in Leeds.  

“In particular, we’re glad to see the panel’s support for the promotion of sustainable city centre travel by limiting the amount of car parking spaces. We’re now aiming to begin work on site later in the year.”

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