Planning has been approved to build a £210 million project known as X1 Southbank on the former Evens Halshaw site on Hunslet Road. The exciting new project will provide 928 homes, shops, restaurants and offices.
Designed with Leeds’ residents in mind, X1 South Bank will contain a mixture of apartment types, including one- to three-bedroom apartments and penthouses, as well as two- and three-bedroom townhouses. Amenities in the development will include generous balconies, roof terraces, on-site gyms, resident-only podium gardens, landscaped green space and secure basement parking.
The project is apart of the South Bank regeneration which aims to double the size of Leeds City Centre and create 8000 homes and around 35,000 new jobs.
Martin House Children’s Hospice
This popular children’s hospice in Boston Spa, Wetherby have submitted a pre-application to Leeds City Council to expand and improve the current hospice. The hospice offers emergency care, specialist respite care, day-care facilities, end of life care and care for bereaved families.
The new plans include new and improved accommodation for children and parents, improvements to the education suite, hydrotherapy pool and extra space for counselling therapies and medical equipment.
The pre application was submitted in early November and received positive feedback. A full application to the council is expected to be submitted in the near future.
Former Yorkshire Post Site on Wellington Road
The Yorkshire Post and Yorkshire Evening Post moved out of the former Wellington Street site back in 2013. In 2015, the council granted outline planning consent for a mixed-use development across the site.
Back in November a pre-application was submitted to Leeds City Council to outline two separate planning applications for both residential flats and a hotel.
A document produced by Leeds City Council officers suggests the first application would be for two “broadly rectangular buildings”, one of 23 storeys stepping down to 20 storeys, and another of 20 storeys stepping down to 17.
Overall, the development could include 419 “build-to-rent” units. Commercial uses on the ground floor would include a gym, cafe and shops.
Leeds General Infirmary
There are plans to build a new adult hospital with operating theatres and critical care facilities and a purpose-built children’s hospital, as part of a £450 million transformation of Leeds General Infirmary.
The trust is awaiting planning permission and expects construction to take around three years.
Julian Hartley, chief executive of Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust, said: “This investment will enable the trust to take a huge leap forward in how it delivers care for patients from Leeds and beyond.”
A report set to go before councillors claims the new facilities will provide 92,000 square metres of “focused healthcare space” in a building of “up to 15 storeys”.