Green Light for 13-Storey Leeds Hotel

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Green Light for 13-Storey Leeds Hotel

Plans for a 14-storey hotel on a development site in Leeds city centre have been given the green light.

Marrico Asset Management submitted an application to Leeds City Council last year for development at Sovereign Square.

The proposal covers the construction of a new 14‐storey building for hotel accommodation comprising 331 short and extended‐stay hotel rooms.

An ancillary restaurant and bar will be provided at ground floor level, with landscaping and associated works also included in the plans.

The hotel is expected to create about 80 jobs when complete, largely within the hospitality sector, as well as about 170 monthly jobs during the construction period.

The project represents the final development plot in the Sovereign Street Planning Statement. Two office buildings have previously been constructed, occupied by KPMG and Addleshaw Goddard, as well as the Sovereign Square greenspace.

The council has now granted planning permission, subject to conditions, under delegated powers.

A planning officer’s report accompanying the decision said: “The proposal offers the opportunity to complete the successful regeneration of the award-winning Sovereign Square, complement the recent developments and public greenspace, and has the potential to be an addition worthy of its location, by successfully integrating into the square and delivering new pedestrian connections.”

The project team include DLA Design, re-form, RBA, CSD, Curtins, Quod, Stroma, MRB, DBX and RWDI.

GMI Construction Group was named as the contractor for the hotel last year.

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