HUGE multi-storey car park and new office block plans for Wellington Place

The first proposals for the second stage of the Wellington Place masterplan have been revealed at a planning meeting.

Tuesday, 11th December 2018, 9:06 am
Updated Tuesday, 11th December 2018, 9:10 am

They include apartments for sale, office blocks, a hotel and a multi-storey car park in pre-application documents presented to Leeds City Council’s city plans panel.

At the moment they are not formal plans and will be presented later for a decision but will see a major re-development of the site area and Wellington Street.

It has come about after applicants Hermes Wellington Place (site 2) Ltd made submissions to revise its development site boundaries which would allow for the new building plots.

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The vision for Wellington Place.

Number 1 Wellington Place will be demolished to make way for private for sale apartments which will be a mixture of one, two and three bedrooms and meeting affordable and space requirements.

There will be offices built across four other plots eventually housing 14,000 employees and a 250-bedroom hotel.

A revised council transport strategy has also led to plans for a multi-storey car park. Numbers of spaces will be decided later date but will be up to 500.

Documents presented to senior councillors say: “It is considered that the proposed uses reflect the existing outline approval and are for a range of city centre uses which will sit well together and create a diverse and lively environment, being active though much of the day and into the evening.”

Landscaping will link Whitehall Road through to the former Yorkshire Evening Post site and Kirkstall Road.