‘The Kremlin’ set for stylish new neighbour in Leeds

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This is the striking new look proposed for a landmark site in Leeds city centre.

Quarry Hill would become home to a mixed-use project including residential areas, office space, leisure and retail facilities, a medical centre and public squares under plans drawn up by Leeds-based firm Caddick Developments.

The scheme – which would neighbour the Quarry House building popularly known as ‘The Kremlin’ – was approved in principle back in 2005.

Now an updated planning application has been submitted to Leeds City Council.

And yesterday, after a report on the progress of the project was presented to a council plans panel, Caddick released a computer-generated image of its stylish vision for the site.

The company also announced that an exhibition of its Quarry Hill plans would be running at the nearby West Yorkshire Playhouse from Thursday, January 29, to Monday, February 2.

Caddick’s senior development surveyor, Sarah Friskney, said: “The mixture of uses on site has not changed but the application has been updated to reflect adjacent developments and emerging local authority policies.

“Visitors to the exhibition will be able to see again the regeneration proposals for this site east of the city.

“Over the five days we will exhibit plans for this exciting development in Leeds’s expanding and flourishing city centre.”

Caddick is also pressing ahead with proposals for the development of a 9.5-acre site in Holbeck known as City One, which it purchased in November.

City One was formerly owned by Yorkshire businesswoman Jan Fletcher’s now-liquidated firm Montpellier Estates and has outline planning consent for a development that would include office, residential and leisure space.

Caddick director Johnny Caddick said: “Leeds is one of the fastest growing cities in the UK and we’re really pleased that Caddick can play its part in its regeneration, which will have a positive impact on the whole of the city.”

The West Yorkshire Playhouse exhibition runs from 1pm to 5pm on January 29, 10am to 9pm on January 30, 10am to 9pm on January 31 and 10am to 6pm on February 2.

The plans can also be viewed at www.quarryhillleeds.co.uk from January 29 to February 2.