Mixed-use scheme would be latest addition to growing cluster of tall buildings in the city’s west end

The residential development arm of construction giant McLaren has submitted plans to build a scheme consisting of 464 build-to-rent (BTR) homes in Leeds.

McLaren Wellington Street

Aerial view of the proposals, with the two smaller blocks to the right of the tower

McLaren Living has lodged plans to add a 45-storey hexagonal tower to an emerging cluster of tall buildings in thee centre of the city.

The Glenn Howells Architects-designed plans, lodged with the city council yesterday, would be located on the western side of the city centre close to where the Leeds Inner Ring Road crosses the River Aire.

McLaren Living, which has a pipeline of more than 2,000 flats, will deliver the residential part of the Wellington Square development. Another McLaren business - McLaren Property - plans to build more than 40,000sq m of office space in two neighbouring 14 and 15-storey blocks under the scheme.

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According to McLaren, the plans will target the ‘highest standards’ of energy efficiency inlcuding a ‘BREEAM outstanding’ rating and a six-star NABERS rating.

McLaren Living last year obtained permission to deliver 375 build-to-rent units in the £85 million Beck Yard scheme, located in the South Bank Regeneration area of Leeds.