Careyjones and CZWG's Granary Wharf gets going
The 1ha scheme, for British Waterways’ development arm ISIS Waterside Regeneration, was given the go-ahead last March despite being branded ‘staggeringly insensitive’ by local conservationists.
Sat between the River Aire and the Leeds/Liverpool Canal, the project will create 282 flats, a 300-bed hotel and office space.
Masterplanned by Careyjones, the practice has also designed the 20-storey, cylindrical residential tower at the west end of the scheme while CZWG is behind the ‘highly sculpted’ block at the eastern edge of the city centre site.
Simon Clarke, project director at Careyjones, said: ‘Granary Wharf will play a major contribution to the waterfront regeneration of Leeds.
‘This mixed-used development has been designed to preserve and restore the rich heritage of buildings which can be found at the waterfront while transforming the area into a vibrant landmark destination for the city.’
The development is due for completion in summer 2009.