10 huge developments and skyscrapers set to transform Leeds city centre

Construction work is going on all over Leeds city centre - and these are the most exciting plans set to overhaul the skyline.

Monday, 1st July 2019, 4:41 pm
TRANSFORMED: Work started on CEG's 350m South Bank development.

These 10 developments are currently being constructed, or in the planning stages, and could transform the shape of the city.

A huge 600m masterplan has been approved by the council. The plan includes a hotel, a multi-storey car park, 200 homes and 830,000 square feet of office space.(Credit: www.paulwhite.co.uk)
A giant crane was erected in May to build a 37-floor student skyscraper on Lovell Park Road, next to the Merrion Centre. The building will include 752 bedrooms and will be the tallest in Yorkshire with a height of 114.3m.

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There are early plans for a huge development on the former Tetleys Brewery site. The plans would include office blocks, 850 homes, hotel facilities with around 400 rooms and a five-acre urban park. (Credit: Vastint)
Plans for a giant 13-storey hotel with 321 bedrooms and a ground floor bar and restaurant are in their early stages. The site is in a prime city centre location near Leeds station. (Credit: Google)
After being badly damaged by a fire five years ago, the iconic former cinema and nightclub is now being redeveloped to become Channel 4's new head office.
Work has begun on a large area of undeveloped land around the edge of Swarcliffe, Whinmoor and Crossgates. The plans include a new, 4.6-mile dual carriageway (artist impression pictured) and 5000 homes.
Demolition and an archaeological excavation was started early this year, making way for the 350m development, which includes a 40-storey residential skyscraper.(Credit: CEG)
Just outside the city centre, this student development will provide 87 studio apartments across eight floors, a cinema room and a gym.
The new roof at Leeds train station, released by Network Rail. The station has been under construction for six months to transform the ticket gate area, the pedestrian space on New Station Street and the toilet facilities.
This office block opposite the Merrion Centre could be demolished to make way for another student development, a 28-storey tower with 362 studio flats. (Credit: Google).