The planning application by Montpellier Estates for the new City One development in Leeds has been submitted.
The 10-acre site is to be situated near the southern entrances to Leeds. It is planned to a mixed use development, comprising of Grade A office space, retail, hotels and a casino. Previously the site was planned to be the proposed Leeds Area back in 2008, however the plans were terminated in Leeds City Council.
Chairman of Montpellier Estates, Jan Fletcher said in a statement, “City One is widely acknowledged as one of the most strategic and prestigious city centre development sites in the North of England. Even through the downturn it has generated interest and we’ve continued to invest. There are encouraging signs of improvement in occupier sentiment and the site is ‘oven ready’ as the economy picks up.
“The site’s strength lies in its location, just off the motorways and walking distance from Leeds City station. Our vision is to create a spectacular entrance and skyline from the city’s southern gateway.”
The site is hoped to help the city council’s regeneration schemes across Leeds. City One will provide a vital link to the city centre for those living in Holbeck and Beeston. New developments are a great opportunity for better transport links to be provided, which again helps those living in the area. It will also attract new business and create new jobs and opportunities.