20 December 2018
LEEDS – PBA, now part of Stantec, has helped Vastint UK secure planning permission for the redevelopment of the former Tetley Brewery in Leeds city centre.
With planning permission now in place, Vastint UK can begin work on the regeneration of the 6.6-hectare site, transforming it into a community of 850 new homes, employment opportunities, two hotels, shops, cafés and restaurants. There will also be 2-hectares of open space at the heart of the development, a contribution to a ‘City Park’ that will provide a new setting for ‘The Tetley’ – an art deco contemporary arts centre.
The former Tetley Brewery land was acquired by Vastint and, after providing initial technical due diligence, PBA was appointed as transport consultant for the scheme.
Due to the site’s location, transport aspects of the masterplan development were critical. PBA successfully negotiated the inclusion of low on-site parking provision, and secured provision of public transport, and pedestrian and cycling connections.
We also provided guidance on how the wider highway infrastructure could be transformed through public realm improvements, green areas, and pedestrian and cycle routes right across the South Bank Development.
Henk Gelens, PBA Director, Land Development commented:
“The former Tetley Brewery site is a fantastic urban regeneration scheme and it is a real pleasure to be involved with. We are working closely with Leeds City Council’s Highways and Transport teams to provide excellent integrated transport solutions.
The scheme was not without its challenges, especially following an unexpected objection from Highways England. We had to produce additional transport models to ensure all their concerns were mitigated. We congratulate our client and the whole team in reaching this milestone and we look forward to working together on the implementation phases.”
The redevelopment of the Brewery site is an important element in the wider South Bank regeneration vision. The site sits at the heart of Leeds South Bank - an emerging city quarter which aims to double the size of the city centre. Within a 10-minute walking distance from Leeds Station (one of the busiest in the country), the site’s accessibility will experience a step-change with the arrival of HS2.