BAM consults on next Latitude building
A 150,000 sq ft office block of 12 storeys is proposed by BAM Properties in Leeds’ West End.
To be known as Latitude Yellow, the site proposed occupied part of the former Doncaster Monkbridge Iron & Steelworks site, off Whitehall Road.
Last month, John Sisk & Son topped out on the first of two towers at the Latitude Purple plot, where it is building a £68m build-to-rent residential scheme for HUB.
Ahead of a planning application later this year. BAM has now started a consultation process for the workspace scheme, for which floorplates of 14,600 sq ft are proposed.
The firm said that Latitude Yellow will demonstrate a “fabric-first approach to sustainability would minimise the environmental impact often associated with new construction” with the renewable energy-powered scheme designed to achieve net zero status.
Facilities will include “premium cycle storage and changing facilities” for staff and visitors along with a gym, public ground floor café, event space and communal roof garden.
BAM Properties is the commercial development arm of BAM Construct & Ventures UK, part of the publicly-listed Dutch company Royal BAM Group.
Latitude has been a long-term project, the first office building Latitude Red – also known as No. 1 Leeds – coming forward in the 2000s, being forward-sold to German investor IVG Immobilien in 2007.
Managing director of BAM Properties, Euan Miller, said: “We are pleased to bring forward our revised proposals for Latitude Yellow, which set out our exciting vision to provide some of the most prestigious office space in Leeds.
“Sustainability is at the heart of our proposals for Latitude Yellow and we are committed to deliver a highly sustainable, innovative development that will be Net Zero from day one.
“We’re pleased to be launching our public consultation and hearing the views of residents in the local area. The comments and suggestions that we receive will help to inform our final versions of the proposals, which will be submitted towards the end of summer 2023.”
Online consultation is now open and will run until 30 June.