New Office Building Proposed For Leeds
Leeds city centre could see a new office building going up on Wellington Street after plans were submitted to demolish three existing buildings and replace them with a single, 17-storey office block.
In total, the building will provide 330,000 sq ft of space. It will primarily be for office space, although there will be some flexible supporting uses. On the ground floor, there will be four commercial units. The plans also include two basement car parks that will provide over 100 parking spaces, Insider Media reported.
McLaren Property has submitted the application, with the company’s development director Oliver Westray explaining that they’ve designed an office block to provide space different to the other offices available in the city.
“Leeds is a prosperous hub for technology, financial and professional services and we have designed this building to be like nothing that exists in Leeds at this moment in time,” he asserted.
Mr Westray added that the company is looking to attract not only local businesses, but also new businesses and future inward investors “by focusing on delivering a forward-thinking, tech-enabled development with large, efficient floor plates”.
The Yorkshire Post revealed that, if it gets the go ahead, the scheme is expected to create 3,000 new jobs in the city.
There are several large construction schemes currently underway in the city. In June, a mega crane was brought in for the next stage on a 37-storey student accommodation block that’s being constructed on Lovell Park Road.
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