Developer X1 and consultancy Knight Knox have submitted plans for a £210m residential-led development in Leeds’ South Bank.
The X1 South Bank scheme, which forms part of Leeds City Council’s ongoing regeneration programme for the area, proposes to create 928 homes, cafés, restaurants, retail and office spaces. Residential units will include one- to three-bedroom apartments and penthouses, and two- and three-bedroom townhouses.
Located on Hunslet Road on the former Evans Halshaw site adjacent to the Leeds Dock, the scheme will be completed over five phases with construction set to begin in December.
The wider South Bank regeneration plans aim to double the size of the city centre, creating 8,000 homes as well as new public realm. The development would be located next to the recently approved City Park and more than a fifth of the site will be publicly accessible space.
Melissa Green, operations director at X1, said: “We have worked closely with Leeds City Council and our design team – which includes DK-Architects, Turley Associates, Planit-IE, Savills and Hydrock – to ensure that the design and visual impact of X1 South Bank complements and enhances the area. The finished project will incorporate modern architecture, great places to live and vibrant commercial spaces – all gathered around a high quality public realm.
“It’s an exciting project, which we expect the whole area to benefit from, enhancing the city’s growing reputation and breathing new life into this currently vacant site.”