The City One Leeds scheme is being built on a brownfield site that is currently a temporary car park 

City One Square CGI

CGI of City One Square

Yorkshire-based developer Caddick has submitted plans for nearly 2,000 homes that are part of a “landmark” development on brownfield land to the south of Leeds city centre. 

The homes are part of the ‘City One Leeds’ scheme, which will also include 650,000 sq ft of offices, retail, leisure and community uses, as well as a new linear park along Sweet Street. The exact number of homes are 1,925, which makes up about 25% of Leeds City Council’s target for new city centre provision.

The masterplan for the scheme, which will be built on land currently being used as a car park, has been designed by architects SimpsonHaugh. It is part of the emerging South Bank neighbourhood in the city and will be on a site just off Meadow Road. 

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It will deliver a mix of studios, 1,2 and 3 bed apartments subject to planning approval and comprise around 10 ‘feature’ buildings, new amenities and extensive green open spaces. Landscaping will account for around 50% of the overall site.

Myles Hartley, managing director at Caddick said: “Our proposals for this site are incredibly exciting as we look to create a new community, significantly boosting housing provision within the expanding city centre.

“The development is designed to meet the highest environmental standards and our architects have worked to ensure that green, sustainable, open space plays a vital role in the overall plan for the area.”

Caddick will later submit a more detailed ‘reserved matters’ application to agree specifics if its outline plans are approved.