Leeds is central to the Northern Powerhouse concept and its South Bank area is one of the most significant regeneration opportunities in Europe, providing high quality development in Leeds city centre, focused around the proposed new HS2 station, a growing major rail hub.
The former Tetley Brewery land was acquired by our client Vastint and, after providing initial technical due diligence, PBA was appointed Transport Consultant.
The current proposals centre around a new city park (3.2 Ha) which will form the heart of the scheme and provide benefits to the new development and the South Bank area in general. The new park will be lined by a new residential district (ca 850 units) to the north and a mixed commercial (ca 120,000m2) area to the south, consisting of office, hotel and creative spaces.
Due to the site’s location, transport aspects of the masterplan development were critical. PBA’s comprehensive transport planning consultancy included the successful negotiation of low on-site parking provision, as well as a concentration on public transport, park&ride and pedestrian and cycling connections. PBA also provided strategic transport advice to support the wider aspiration to transform highway infrastructure through public realm improvements, green areas, shared spaces and pedestrian and cycle priorities right across the South Bank Development.
Council chiefs on the City Plans Panel unanimously voted to move the plans on to the next stage in October 2017.