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Carillion submits Leeds regeneration plans

Carillion submits Leeds regeneration plans

Proposals to regenerate an old industrial site in Leeds have been submitted to the city council by developer Carillion.If the application is successful Tower Works, located in Holbeck, will be turned into an £80 million mixed-use development made up of homes, commercial office space, retail units, a cinema and a micro-brewery.There is set to be 90,000 sq ft of office space, 24,000 sq ft for bars and retail premises, as well as a mixture of one, two and three-bedroom flats and four-bedroom townhouses.Gareth Jackson, development director for Carillion said: “This planning application is the culmination of our work with the Homes and Communities Agency, Leeds City Council and local stakeholders to ensure that Tower Works is a fitting and successful addition to the Leeds South Bank regeneration area.“Carillion’s commitment to Tower Works underlines our belief in the future of Holbeck.“With iconic buildings, canalside living, great transport links and proximity to the city’s prime civic locations, it’s emerging as Leeds’ most exciting place to live and work.”The company was chosen as the preferred bidder for the Engine House building at the heart of Tower Works six months ago, but until now has been working on perfecting its plans prior to submission to the planning committee. Once complete, the Grade II listed Engine House is expected to become an arthouse cinema and boutique brewery.Ben Marston, director at Jestico + Whiles said: “Holbeck is one of the most exciting regeneration projects currently underway in the UK. The team has worked hard to respond to Holbeck’s special character while making the site a permeable place people will want to live and work in, as well as visit.”The Tower House site was originally built in the 1860s, but ceased industrial operations in 1981.The project has been designed by architect Jestico and Whiles and landscape architect Oobe. It is hoped that construction will begin in the spring of 2016. 

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