Phase two takes the scheme beyond Crown Point Road. Credit: Virtual Planit

Vastint reveals second phase at Aire Park

The mixed-use district in Leeds’ South Bank will feature more than 500 homes, 20,000 sq ft of leisure space and a 500-space car park, adding to the offices already under way.

Plans are being shared by Vastint in a consultation, which will run until 10 April. A planning application to Leeds City Council will follow later this year.

Construction is currently progressing apace on a series of office buildings within the development’s first phase.

The project also features a city park, and the newly revealed plans also show the final part of this element, along with plans for the wider public realm.

This extension will make the park the largest new city centre green park in the country, Vastint said, bringing additional outdoor event space for cultural activities.

Situated south of Crown Point Road with Black Bull Street running from the north-east to the south west, and the A61 along the south-west boundary, phase two of the masterplan strategically connects the South Bank to the city centre and Leeds Dock, creating an accessible and safe route for pedestrians and cyclists to use.

Simon Schofield, head of development at Vastint UK, said, “Moving into the second phase of the Aire Park masterplan is a really exciting time. We are already underway with 290,000 sq ft of commercial space and have seen strong demand from the market already.

“Along with our recently revealed ambitions for The Tetley building and the ongoing plans for the first residential homes within Aire Park, phase two of our masterplan expands the site to the other side of Crown Point Road.”

Aire Park includes eight acres of green space. Credit: Virtual Planit

In further news since Vastint announced its plans for the former home of Yorkshire brewing giant Tetley, Kirkstall Brewery has now confirmed it will operate a bar and restaurant at the building.

Schofield continued: “As long-term investors in Leeds, we’re excited to be bringing new spaces forward for residents and visitors to enjoy. Revealing these plans shows our ambition to not just regenerate part of the city’s South Bank but to create a vibrant neighbourhood that is socially, economically and environmentally sustainable, breathing new life into this area of Leeds.”

On the creation of Aire Park, Vastint UK is working with masterplan architect Supervene and landscape architect Planit as well as transport consultant Stantec and planning advisors Turley.

Once completed Aire Park will include 1,400 modern homes, and more than 1m sq ft of mixed-use office, retail, leisure and commercial space. Anchored around an eight-acre public park with the refurbished Tetley at its heart, the development will be an ideal location for setting city centre living, with proximity to retail and financial quarters, The Calls, and Leeds railway station.

Feedback is sought at Vastint’s Aire Park website.

Consultation runs until 10 April. Credit: Virtual Planit

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