Glenbrook has been granted planning permission for a new £140million, 618-apartment build to rent scheme at Kirkstall Road, Leeds. Located on the bank of River Aire, over half of the 5.1-acre site will be dedicated to high quality public open space including a new riverside park. The new public open spaces, together with the proposed pedestrian and cycling infrastructure will open up access to the waterfront and promote activity and engagement across the community.
The homes will be set across five buildings which complement the existing riverside and frame the extensive green space to form the centrepiece of the scheme. Designed by Carey Jones Chapman Tolcher (CJCT), with re-form advising as landscape architects, the development will include in excess of 10,000 sq ft of amenity space including a residents’ lounge, a co-working hub and gym, 3,800 sq ft of commercial space and 6,000 sq ft of private external terraces.
Speaking about the decision, Daniel Roberts, Senior Development Manager at Glenbrook, commented: “We identified this prominent former brownfield site as having huge potential and achieving planning will enable us to deliver a highly sustainable scheme which will act as a catalyst for the wider regeneration of Kirkstall Road.
“With planning now secured, we will be looking to commence work on site later this year.”
The project team includes Avison Young (planning) Curtins, Abacus Cost Management, Crookes Walker Consulting and GIA.