Since 2005, Bridgewater Place has towered above the other buildings in Leeds, claiming the title of the tallest building in Yorkshire. However, new plans, proposed by developers CEG (Commercial Estates Management) will see this record broken.
In September 20-17, they filed plans for a 3.52-hectare development on the south bank, a short distance from Leeds City Centre. Among the development is a 40-storey residential building which could reach heights of 135.5 metres, a whole 24 metres taller than Bridgewater Place.
The project extends beyond the building, however, and the ambitious plans include some vibrant aspects, including an office space and public space, designed to be a gateway into the city. It will include around 70,000 square metres of office space and there will be up to 750 new homes.
A spokesperson of CEG said “CEG is delighted to be at a stage where this application is now being submitted to Leeds City Council. The project will be a major addition to the city’s central area, realising a long-held ambition of the council to transform a semi-derelict and underused area and strengthen links to neighbouring communities.
The commitment shown by CEG to Leeds will be familiar to the council and local people, particularly through our work at Kirkstall Forge – a groundbreaking regeneration project. CEG wants to continue to support the growth of Leeds and accommodate interest from existing businesses, new industries and future residents.
This mixed-use development, overall, will be a focus for people to live, work and enjoy leisure time in Leeds.”