Glenbrook and Town Centre Securities PLC (TCS) have submitted full detailed planning applications as part of a joint venture for the €327m (£280m) masterplan for the development of Whitehall Riverside in Leeds city centre. The proposal by Glenbrook comprises 500 build to rent apartments across two blocks of 15 and 18 storeys with commercial space at ground floor. The Sheppard Robson designed scheme includes exceptional residents’ amenities set across the ground and first floor with expansive terrace gardens overlooking the River Aire, with a strong emphasis on sustainability and the health and well-being of residents.
Speaking about the planning application, Danny Roberts, senior development manager at Glenbrook, commented: “Whitehall Riverside represents one of the best residential development opportunities in Leeds city centre. We have a strong track record of successfully delivering high quality and sustainable new homes and have worked closely with TCS to bring this site forward to planning stage. The residential building is a key component of the wider masterplan and will have a transformative impact on this significant stretch of riverside benefitting residents, visitors and the wider community.”
Craig Burrow, Development Director at Town Centre Securities, said: “The new Whitehall Riverside masterplan has been designed for the demand of today but with flexibility in mind to adapt to the changing requirements of workspace, residential, electric vehicles and the visitor economy. It will further enhance previously delivered phases and create a truly mixed use scheme and neighbourhood for generations to live, work and play. With connectivity and sustainability at the forefront of the design, the next phase will activate the unique stretch of riverside frontage with high quality landscaping and public realm throughout."
TCS has owned the site for a number of years and always recognised the opportunity to deliver a unique neighbourhood in the West End of Leeds city centre which is now seeing increased activity and development. Having worked closely with Leeds City Council over the years to bring forward the initial phases of No.1 Whitehall Riverside (offices), Whitehall Waterfront(residential) and most recently the Premier Inn (hotel) which was completed in 2017.