GL Hearn secures planning permission for the redevelopment of the former Tetley Brewery in Leeds

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18 December 2018

GL Hearn has secured planning permission on behalf of Vastint UK for the redevelopment of the former Tetley Brewery in Leeds city centre. The redevelopment of this 6.6-hectare site will provide up to 850 new homes, 85,000 sq. m of employment floor space, 2 hotels (up to 400 bedrooms), as well as commercial floor space including shops, cafés and restaurants. The centrepiece of the development will be a 2-hectare contribution to a City Park which will provide much needed open space in Leeds city centre as well as a new setting for The Tetley – an art deco contemporary arts centre which provides a physical reminder of the area’s brewing heritage dating back to 1822.

The site sits at the heart of Leeds South Bank - an emerging city quarter which aims to double the size of the city centre. Within a 10-minute walk from Leeds Station (one of the busiest in the country), the site’s accessibility will experience a step-change with the arrival of HS2.

Having secured outline planning permission for this first phase of development, proposals are now underway for a second phase to provide additional space for an extended City Park as well as more homes and commercial opportunities south of Crown Point Road.

GL Hearn has also been instructed to prepare detailed proposals for the first phase of development through the submission of a Reserved Matters application to be submitted to Leeds City Council next year.

Andrew Cobden, Managing Director of Vastint UK Services commented:

“The shared vision for the South Bank is to transform a former industrial site into an exciting new part of Leeds city centre. Our 8.5-hectare holding sits at the heart of the South Bank regeneration area, and we are committed to working in partnership with the city council and other partners to deliver a much-needed city park for everyone.

We aim to create a truly mixed-use development with great places to work, live and visit. We hope it will be seen as a great asset to the city when we’ve finished; a popular hub of activity and life set around a generously-sized park which helps to reconnect vibrant areas of the city centre.

Today we have received the mandate to start work on the first 6.6-hectares, and we now look forward to working up the detailed designs of the buildings and the park, key elements of this exciting new Leeds neighbourhood.”

Commenting on the development Deborah McLaughlin, Managing Director of GL Hearn said:

“We’re thrilled to help secure planning permission for another exciting redevelopment project on behalf of Vastint UK and proud to continue our fantastic relationship. We're particularly excited to see this wonderful scheme come to life, creating a new City Park and helping to realise the potential of the Leeds South Bank regeneration area. The development will also capitalise on the benefits the HS2 project will bring to the Northern Powerhouse.”

 

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We’re thrilled to help secure planning permission for another exciting redevelopment project on behalf of Vastint UK and proud to continue our fantastic relationship. We're particularly excited to see this wonderful scheme come to life, creating a new City Park and helping to realise the potential of the Leeds South Bank regeneration area. The development will also capitalise on the benefits the HS2 project will bring to the Northern Powerhouse.
Deborah McLaughlin
Managing Director

GL Hearn

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