Quarry Hill plans are signs of city centre's bounce back - YEP Comment

Back in its heyday, Quarry Hill was firmly at the forefront of modern city living.

Thursday, 3rd June 2021, 4:45 am
Planners are set to meet to decide whether to give approval for two blocks containing 331 build-to-rent properties.

Quarry Hill Flats became the biggest social housing complex in the UK and helped to reduce the housing problem during the war.

And now plans are on the table that could see people housed in the area for the first time since the famous flats were demolished in 1978.

Planners are set to meet to decide whether to give approval for two blocks containing 331 build-to-rent properties.

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The blocks, set to be seven and thirteen storeys in height, are part of the larger so-called “SoYo” project, which aims to help regenerate the area between Quarry House and Leeds City College’s new Quarry Hill campus.

The ambitious scheme also includes a gym, amenity areas and a rooftop terrace.

It is another sure sign that our city centre is ready and waiting to bounce back.

And this could hail another brick in the wall for modern city centre living at the site once more.

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