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Planning application submitted for Northern Civic Quarter, Leeds

Turley is delighted to have submitted planning and listed building applications on behalf of developer Idé Real Estate for the redevelopment of three former Leeds City Council offices: the Leonardo, Thoresby and Great George Street buildings.

This project will secure the long-term future of these important listed buildings through a sensitive and sustainable regeneration of the Northern Civic Quarter site. Idé has an exciting vision to transform the site into a new city centre destination that will provide high-quality public realm supporting a range of ‘best in class’ hotels, flexible business space, and bars and restaurants.

The Northern Civic Quarter is situated in the heart of Leeds city centre, well located between the universities, the Leeds Innovation District, museums and cultural facilities, the retail core and local public transport network.

Northern Civic Quarter

The composition of the proposed uses, coupled with high-quality architecture and public realm, will combine to create a vibrant commercial, leisure and cultural quarter which will be unlike any other place within Leeds city centre. This will deliver a suitable and beneficial re-use for the site, and will deliver a vibrant and attractive place to live, work and visit.

Speaking about the project, Peter Rowe, Associate Director said:

“Leeds is the fastest growing city in the UK and it is very exciting for our northern team to work on transformational projects such as this. We are delighted to be involved in this project and we are confident that it will make considerable and positive contribution to the city council’s objective to support the continued vitality, economic development and distinctiveness of the city centre.”

Ronan Faherty, Chief Executive of Idé Real Estate, said:

"Our vision, aligned with the city and the council, is to create a bold, vibrant and exciting lifestyle destination at the gateway to the emerging Leeds Innovation District. We want to build a diverse community for local entrepreneurs, producers, artists, musicians and artisans to work, relax and socialise in a family-friendly public setting.

“We have engaged widely with the business and civic community and believe there is great support for our vision. We will continue to collaborate closely with the city to reinvent and reenergise these three listed buildings in the city centre." 

Northern Civic Quarter

Turley provided expert planning, heritage, strategic communications and economic services for this project.

For questions or further information regarding the development please contact Idé Real Estate.

Images courtesy of Idé Real Estate

16 October 2018