Glenbrook bags consent for £140m Leeds resi
The experienced developer has been granted planning permission for a 618-apartment build to rent scheme at Kirkstall Road.
Located on the bank of River Aire, more than half of the 5.1-acre site will be allocated as public open space, including a new riverside park.
Along with proposed pedestrian and cycling infrastructure, the open spaces will promote access to the waterfront for the wider community, the developer said. The homes will be set across five buildings with green space at the core.
Designed by Carey Jones Chapman Tolcher with re-form advising as landscape architect, the development will include 10,000 sq ft-plus of amenity space including a residents lounge, a co-working hub and gym, 3,800 sq ft of commercial space and 6,000 sq ft of private external terraces.
Daniel Roberts, senior development manager at Glenbrook, said: “We identified this prominent former brownfield site as having huge potential and achieving planning will enable us to deliver a highly sustainable scheme which will act as a catalyst for the wider regeneration of Kirkstall Road.
“With planning now secured, we will be looking to commence work on site later this year.”
The project team includes Avison Young as planner, Curtins, Abacus Cost Management, Crookes Walker Consulting and GIA.
Glenbrook has become one of the North West’s most prolific developers in recent years, mostly delivering residential projects in Manchester and Salford.
In February, it handed over the 280-apartment High Definition scheme in MediaCity, Salford to Clarion Housing Group subsidiary Latimer, while it is also leading on the residential element of the redevelopment of the former Kellogg’s site adjacent to the Old Trafford cricket ground.