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Jestico + Whiles scoops £80m Leeds regeneration scheme

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Jestico + Whiles has won a developer-led competition for a mixed-use scheme in Leeds

The £80 million project will see a former industrial site owned by the Homes and Communities Agency redeveloped into homes, offices and shops. Bauman Lyons had previously worked on the plot, having completed the first phase in late 2012.

The plans include 147 residential units, 8,500m2 of office space, 1,850m2 of shops, restaurants and bars, and a new public square.

Named Tower Works, the site on the edge of the Leeds-Liverpool Canal is in a conservation area and features a number of listed buildings.

Ben Marston, director at Jestico + Whiles, said: ‘ Our proposals for Tower Works retain the special character of Holbeck whilst contributing to the revitalisation of this part of the city. It has been a chance for us to bring our experience of residential, commercial and retail design together with placemaking in a single project.’

Naz Parkar, executive director at the HCA, added: ‘[This] marks the start of our partnership with Carillion who will turn  this empty space into a vibrant destination, with 147 homes, shops, restaurants and places to work, creating an important link between Holbeck and Leeds city centre offering a place for local people to live, work and socialise in a spectacular canal side location only 5 minutes away from the city centre, that will help to kick-start the next phase of the  regeneration of Holbeck Urban Village.’

The scheme is set to start on site in January 2016.

Bauman Lyon's first phase of the Tower Works redevelopment (2013)

Bauman Lyon’s first phase of the Tower Works redevelopment (2013)

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