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Super-tall tower features in FCBS £350m Leeds planning application

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Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios has submitted a hybrid planning application for a £350 million mixed-use scheme in Leeds, including proposals for the city’s tallest tower 

Developed by Commercial Estates Group (CEG), the South Bank project will overhaul a 3.52ha plot covering four sites in Holbeck to the south of the city centre.

The detailed plans, which were recently lodged with Leeds City Council, cover two office blocks providing 26,100m² of commercial and shopping space close to the front of the site (Globe Point, see below in blue) next to the three listed Italianate campanile-style towers at Tower Works.

The outline plans, meanwhile, include an extra 103,900m² of offices, retail, leisure, hotel, health, education and community uses, parking and up to 750 new homes in buildings ranging in height from five to 40 storeys towards the rear of the development (Globe Waterside tower, Globe Square, Globe Arches and Beck Court, see below in blue).

Leeds’ current tallest building is Aedas’s troubled 32-storey Bridgewater Place Tower.

CEG development director Jon Kenny said: ‘[We have] long identified with the truly unique characteristic of the South Bank area of the city, as a place to create an exceptional living and working environment; one rich in history and architectural gems waiting to be reinvigorated.

’This is a derelict site where we can deliver a vibrant mixed-use strategic development of a critical mass and international quality that can enable this regeneration area to become a true gateway into the city, reconnecting local communities.’

CEG is also behind the £400 million Kirkstall Forge masterplan to the west of the city centre, which will provide 1,050 new homes, 28,000m² of office space and 9,300m² of leisure and retail. The area’s new railway station was opened in June last year.

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Leeds south bank ceg fcbs masterplan

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