Vacant for 4 years, this 5.1-acre former site of a bus company will be revitalized into a mixed-use neighborhood with 631 apartments

The Toronto-based real estate brokerage firm Avison Young has submitted plans in Leeds, England to the Leeds City Council for the regeneration of a vacant 2.07- hectare (5.1-acre) brownfield site on the edge of Leeds city center on behalf of its client: Commercial Development Projects Ltd.

The submission outlines the provision of a mixed-use project, which includes up to 631 apartments spread across six blocks, with commercial spaces on the ground floor, as well as a new public park and green spaces which maximize walking and cycling routes along the River Aire.

The apartments will be a mixture of one, two- and three-bedroom homes, a percentage of which will be affordable housing to meet council requirements.

The planning team, working with architects Carey Jones Chapman Tolcher (CJCT) and project engineers Curtins, has provided the transformational proposals for the site on Kirkstall Road, which has previously housed Arla Foods and Tiger Bus Company.

The site has been vacant since 2016.

Rachel May, planner at Avison Young, said: “We have worked closely with Leeds City Council and other key stakeholders to design a scheme which will provide much needed high-quality housing, as well as further develop local amenities and create large areas of attractive green space.

The plans make a significant contribution to the ongoing regeneration of the area and aim to create a fantastic place for those who live and work there,” she added.

CJCT is the architect on the scheme with Curtins providing civil engineering, engineering and transport advice.

Image courtesy of CJCT.

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