PBA helped secure planning approval for the retail and leisure elements of a major, mixed-use expansion of Thorpe Park business park on the eastern edge of Leeds that will create many thousands of new jobs and homes.
The flagship scheme has been kick-started following the successful revision of a dated planning permission. Previously, only the office element of the development had planning permission, but the new offices had not come forward because of the downturn in the economy.
The new scheme will include retail shops, hotels, food and drink outlets, and a gym. It will facilitate the Manston Lane Link Road (MLLR), a critically important piece of highway infrastructure. As well as relieving present congestion, the MLLR will become part of the East Leeds Orbital Route (ELOR) which will open up the East Leeds Extension, where 6,000 dwellings and other land uses are planned.
In addition to delivering substantial growth and economic development to Leeds and the region, the scheme will deliver Green Park, the first new public park in Leeds for over 100 years. The 113-acre Green Park will connect into the 25-acre parkland running through Thorpe Park through to woodland at Brown Moor, creating a new green corridor including sports pitches and formal landscapes sitting alongside more informal spaces.