Leeds to be flooded with new supply – as developer plans to build 951 homes

HUB and Bridges have submitted plans for a residential regeneration scheme in Leeds dubbed Latitude Blue, which will deliver 488 homes.

This will sit alongside another development dubbed Latitude Purple on a neighbouring brownfield site, which will produce 463 properties.

The new proposals for Latitude Blue, designed by architects Carey Jones Chapman Tolcher (CJCT), are part of an emerging mixed-use neighbourhood on Whitehall Road.

The scheme comprises two residential blocks of 26 and 31 storeys, as well as ground floor amenity space.

Victoria Manston, senior development manager at HUB, said: “We have worked very closely with the local community, Leeds City Council and our project team to put forward a scheme that will play a vital part in this exciting area of Leeds.

“HUB has an outstanding track record of delivering beautifully-designed homes that transform neighbourhoods, and we are hugely excited to bring our experience to another of the UK’s ‘lifestyle cities’.”

The scheme is said to involve extensive landscaping, designed to make the best of nearby features including the canal frontage and listed viaduct, which is being transformed into an elevated landscaped public park.

Alongside homes for local residents, Latitude Blue will provide active uses at ground floor. HUB and Bridges are in the process of consulting with local people on their priorities for these spaces, with potential uses including cafes and workspace.

Sustainability is another key consideration, and proposals include an efficient energy strategy, low levels of car parking and soft landscaped areas that promote biodiversity.

The site is less than 10minutes’ walk from Leeds railway station.

It is directly adjacent to Leeds’s largest new office development, Wellington Place, as well as several other major new residential schemes.

Simon Ringer, partner at Bridges Fund Management, said: “We’re excited to bring forward this new scheme.

“We believe it will complement our existing development and magnify the positive impact for the local community around Whitehall Road, by creating more sustainable lower-cost homes and attractive community spaces.”

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