Planning approved for Lisbon Street £300m development

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Planning approved for Lisbon Street £300m development

Development partners Marrico Asset Management and Helios Real Estate have secured full planning consent by Leeds City Council on their 2.8-acre, £300m development proposal to transform the former International Swimming Pool site at Lisbon Street in Leeds city centre.

Plans for Lisbon Street include two Build to Rent buildings of 33 and 22 storeys which will deliver 629 apartments, a 24-storey student accommodation building with 548 bed spaces,  a 15-storey, 120 key aparthotel with 22,000 sq ft of co-working office space & 131,000 sq ft of Grade A office accommodation, along with further retail and leisure provisions. Construction is ear-marked to start in spring 2022.

The Build to Rent buildings will incorporate a connected ground floor space to provide amenities – such as a concierge reception, co-working spaces, lounges, entertainment spaces, wellbeing centre, extensive cycle storage and first floor external garden terrace. These ancillary areas, which are substantial and much larger than local authority guidelines, are designed to ensure community engagement – as well as support wellbeing.

Plans for the Lisbon Street development also includes improvements to the existing pedestrian and cycle way to the edge of the site. Over 55% of the site is to remain landscaped with engaging public realm installations with a significant landscaped public square being the focus point of the scheme.

Leeds established DLA Architecture – who have expert knowledge of Leeds’ architectural landscape – has designed the landmark development on behalf of Lisbon Street Developments – a joint venture partnership between Marrico Asset Management and Helios Real Estate. DLA Architecture has a long-standing professional relationship with Marrico having already advised on its other major Leeds schemes. 

DLA Architecture submitted proposals for Lisbon Street earlier this year, fulfilling a pre-requisite that the scheme incorporates strong public realm with strong linkages to neighbouring West End sites such as Wellington Place.

The full project delivery team includes DLA Architecture, Re-form Landscape Architecture, Quod, CSD, Curtins, RBA, Turley, Brooks Ecological, Stroma Building Control, Jensen Hughes, Hydrock, Apex Acoustics, Windtech and AA Projects.

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