CBRE submits plans for mixed-use development on derelict site

Kirkstall Place CGI

Acting on behalf of developer, Artisan Real Estate, the Planning and Development team from CBRE’s Leeds office has submitted a full planning application for the redevelopment of the former Kirkstall District Centre for a major residential-led development.

The proposals will deliver more than 260 homes, and will provide a small-scale commercial unit for retail or co-working office space. The development will be known as “Kirkstall Place”.

The application has been made following an extensive consultation process which has informed the proposals, including two consultation workshops with local residents and pre-application presentations to Elected Members of the Leeds City Plans Panel and the Leeds Civic Trust.

The proposals will provide a mix of accommodation, including 80 family town houses and 183 apartments providing one, two, three and four-bedroom accommodation. The development will be set within a high-quality landscape environment providing amenity green space and new pedestrian routes which will link the site with surrounding areas of Kirkstall.

Kirkstall Place will provide a new residential community in the heart of Kirkstall in what is a highly sustainable location, providing access to a wide variety of local services and amenities, including Kirkstall Abbey and the Leeds-Liverpool Canal.

Clive Wilding, property director at Artisan Real Estate, said: “Artisan Real Estate is a mixed-use city centre developer and we are delighted to be preparing a scheme on this site that will deliver a mix of housing in a development that creates a strong sense of place for the local community. This is the same team who developed the award winning Kelham Island in Sheffield and we aim to create a similar outcome in regenerating this important brownfield site in Kirkstall.”

Oliver Freer, director at CBRE’s Leeds office, said: “We are delighted to submit a planning application on behalf of Artisan Real Estate for this key regeneration site in the heart of Kirkstall. The scheme will deliver much needed housing within a high-quality landscape setting making best use of the challenging levels through innovative design.

“The project team has worked closely with the local community and officers from Leeds City Council to develop the scheme which will provide a mix of residential accommodation in a very sustainable development location.”


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