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Brewster Bye wins thumbs-up for Leeds city-centre scheme - images

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Leeds City Council has approved this £150 million development by Brewster Bye Architects for a derelict site on the edge of Leeds city centre.

The Kirkstall Hill scheme, for London-based developer Espalier, will create around 700 homes and 18,500m2 of retail space, as well as 9,200m2 of healthcare facilities, offices and council libraries on the abandoned hillside plot.

The long-awaited green light comes after years of work between the developer and the locally based architects and, according to the practice, has already won 'plaudits from the Civic Trust and support from the local community'.

Built on a sloping 3.2ha site, which drops 30m from top to bottom, the buildings will be grouped around a number of public spaces and will be constructed over a series of phases.

A spokesman for the practice said: 'Kirkstall is a classic mixed-use town-centre development that brings together modern aspirations of sustainable living and lifestyle in creating an attractive place in which to live and work.'

The firm - which has recently been parachuted into Ian Simpson's massive Lumiere skyscraper scheme in Leeds city centre (Brewster Bye and Yoo to design interior of Ian Simpson's 'Lumiere') - hopes work will begin on site in early 2008, and complete in 2011.

by Richard Waite

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