GMI Construction Group has started work on the last piece in the jigsaw of the prestigious Sovereign Square development in Leeds.
The high-profile project comprises a 12-storey high, 305 room hotel on the last remaining plot within the flagship development site.
GMI is principal construction contractor, having been appointed by the Marrico LLP and Helios development JV partnership.
Around 190 jobs will be created during the construction phase, with the 140,000 sq. ft hotel creating over 80 full-time jobs upon completion in 2024.
The hotel’s striking façade will be faced in two types of brick, a terracotta red and light beige, with detailing around the recessed double/triple height window bays.
The ground floor frontages will be behind a colonnade, with recessed detailing around the arch-heads and down the columns, with a glazed frontage behind.
Steve Ford, Construction Director at Marrico, said: “This project will deliver a first class hotel in a prime location and helps address a shortage of quality accommodation for business and leisure visitors to the city. This is the final remaining development site in Sovereign Square, adjacent to the railway station and at the heart of Leeds vibrant business, retail and leisure sectors.”