Glenbrook and Leeds-based property investor and car parking operator, Town Centre Securities PLC (TCS) have submitted full detailed planning applications as part of a joint venture for the £280million masterplan for the development of Whitehall Riverside in Leeds city centre.
The proposal by Glenbrook comprises 500 build to rent apartments across two blocks of 15 and 18 storeys with commercial space at ground floor. The Sheppard Robson designed scheme includes exceptional residents’ amenities set across the ground and first floor with expansive terrace gardens overlooking the River Aire, with a strong emphasis on sustainability and the health and well-being of residents.
Speaking about the planning application, Danny Roberts, senior development manager at Glenbrook, commented: “Whitehall Riverside represents one of the best residential development opportunities in Leeds city centre. We have a strong track record of successfully delivering high quality and sustainable new homes and have worked closely with TCS to bring this site forward to planning stage. The residential building is a key component of the wider masterplan and will have a transformative impact on this significant stretch of riverside benefitting residents, visitors and the wider community.”
The wider masterplan by Enjoy Design which is being brought forward by TCS includes detailed proposals for a smart enabled and energy efficient office building of 118,165 sq ft, and a state of the art mulit-storey car park and travel hub for CitiPark. This will deliver one the largest EV charging sites in the north of the UK using renewable and sustainable electricity. A further two buildings are proposed as future phases which include an aparthotel and additional office accommdation.
A landscaping and public realm proposal designed by re-form will deliver a new riverside park and enhance the biodiversity of the riverside environment. A series of interlinked green streets and cycling routes will improve connectivity and access to the existing riverside to create a high quality destination, attracting new residents and visitors to the scheme.
Craig Burrow, Development Director at Town Centre Securities, said: “The new Whitehall Riverside masterplan has been designed for the demand of today but with flexibility in mind to adapt to the changing requirements of workspace, residential, electric vehicles and the visitor economy. It will further enhance previously delivered phases and create a truly mixed use scheme and neighbourhood for generations to live, work and play. With connectivity and sustainability at the forefront of the design, the next phase will activate the unique stretch of riverside frontage with high quality landscaping and public realm throughout."
TCS has owned the site for a number of years and always recognised the opportunity to deliver a unique neighbourhood in the West End of Leeds city centre which is now seeing increased activity and development. Having worked closely with Leeds City Council over the years to bring forward the initial phases of No.1 Whitehall Riverside (offices), Whitehall Waterfront(residential) and most recently the Premier Inn (hotel) which was completed in 2017.