Citylife’s skyscraper plans were scaled-down from 46 floors to 30

Leeds developer Citylife has received planning approval for a 30-storey tower block at Springwell Gardens in the city centre.

The planned scheme was reduced in height from 46-storeys following concern from councillors, and the number of homes reduced from 402 to 345. 

The development will be built on the land of a demolished steel-framed building, Cartwright House, and will form the second phase of the Springwell Gardens scheme. The plans include a sky garden and a roof terrace.

Springwell gardens (1)

Springwell Gardens, phase two

The original plan to build a 46-storey tower would have made it the tallest skyscraper in Yorkshire.

It was noted in the initial planning application that the proposed site for the development is a preferred area for tall buildings, however, the plans were amended to deliver a 30-floor tower following negotiations with council members.

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Leeds council members supported the location of the tower, but expressed concerns at the height of 46 storeys. 

The first phase of the Springwell Gardens, a 16-storey, 223-home development, is being built by Morgan Sindall.

Nick Brown Architects designed phases one and two of the development.