Shelborn/Stamford submit planning application for prime site in Leeds’ South Bank

The Shelborn and Stamford joint venture, Southside Leeds Limited, has submitted a planning application to Leeds City Council for a significant new £300 million mixed-use scheme on a prime site in the South Bank regeneration area of the city centre.

On behalf of joint venture partnership, and working with Zerum Planning Consultants, DLA Architecture has submitted designs for ‘Westbank Leeds’ located adjacent to Bridgewater Place on Water Lane.

Westbank Leeds proposes to deliver 500,000 sq ft of Grade A office accommodation within four buildings alongside a luxury hotel with sky bar and further leisure space within the ground floor of the offices. Public realm is a considerable part of the proposals to allow connectivity and flow through adjacent schemes.

Uri Goldberg, Managing Director at Stamford Property Holdings, said,

“After many months of collaboration with DLA and Zerum, we are delighted to submit this planning application for a very important strategic site. With its proximity to Leeds Central Station and the extent of residential development in the immediate vicinity, our site will provide an office led environment, based on the highest standards of sustainability and wellness, helping to reinforce Leeds’s pre-eminence in the North of England.”

Jonathan Knowles, Director at DLA Architecture, said,

“This new development will bring a high-quality redevelopment to this part of Leeds, supporting the newly created southern entry to the railways station and the emerging residential led developments adjacent. The space will underpin the Holbeck regeneration project and create a rounded and well-balanced community.

“The proposed massing and scale of the buildings sit very well with Bridgwater Place and we have given careful consideration to the positioning of the leisure offers within the public spaces to ensure strong connectivity with the surrounding amenity.”

DLA is very familiar with the Leeds landscape having consulted on major gateway developments including the award-winning office scheme at The Majestic in city square. It recently submitted plans for the redevelopment of the former Yorkshire Post site and is also designing the new £270 million landmark mixed-use development on the former International Swimming Pool site at Lisbon Street.

DLA Architecture is an award-winning company which employs over 91 architects, landscape architects, technologists, and graphic designers. Established over 40 years ago the practice has offices in London, Leeds, and Manchester. Its expertise covers a broad range of sector including commercial, learning, sport, industry, care, workplace, housing, retail, conservation, and re-use.