Vastint submits plans to create huge Leeds residential district at Aire Park

Developer Vastint UK has submitted plans to build hundreds of homes at the landmark Leeds development Aire Park.

The company behind the mixed-use district Aire Park has applied for permission to construct seven buildings on the corner of Crown Point Road and Bowman Lane in the South Bank scheme. The buildings will provide 421 build to rent homes in a mixture of studio, one, two and three-bedroom apartments.

Designed by Cartwright Pickard, the buildings have been designed to combine the area’s industrial heritage with modern aesthetics and will be surrounded by landscaping, including woodland courtyards. Designed to relate to local heritage buildings like The Tetley and Leeds Bridge House, the buildings – known at the moment as Plots R2 and R3 – will be constructed using modern methods of construction, paying homage to local historic architecture of arcades and pubs, with glazed tiles, rich brickwork, and deep windows.

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Simon Schofield, head of development at Vastint UK, said: “Following the delivery of our first commercial and mixed-use buildings, this is the next major milestone in the future of Aire Park and we’re excited to be a step closer to our goal of creating a new and diverse community on Leeds’ south bank. These new homes will be the first of over 1,400 once Aire Park is complete, and will sympathetically balance modern urban design with accessible public spaces.

“As progress continues, we’re looking forward to seeing the Aire Park community grow and are keen to help it evolve and develop its own unique identity and place within the city.”

Luke Petty, project director at Cartwright Pickard, said: “R2 and R3 is a place where the city’s past meets the present. These low energy homes have been integrated into the park landscape, combining the foundation for climate resilience with homes that complement the diverse ways in which we live today and for generations to come.”

The residential planning application follows the structural completion of the first 200,000 sq ft of grade A office space and 20,000 sq ft of retail space on the site in February and the start on site of a new seven-storey commercial building in May.

Vastint has also submitted proposals for a multi-storey car park which will serve the occupants of Aire Park’s new commercial developments. The development will include 433 parking spaces along with a secure ground floor cycle hub with 516 spaces, locker provision, and bike wash / service stations.

The company plans to complete Aire Park by 2032, at which point the area will be home to over 11,000 workers and up to 3,000 residents, centred around an eight-acre public park, one of the largest new city centre green spaces in the country.

Original artice – https://business-live.co.uk/all-about/yorkshire-humber

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