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Carillion submits Tower Works plans

18 Nov 15 Carillion has submitted its planning application for the £80m regeneration of Tower Works in Holbeck on Leeds’ South Bank.

CGI of the Tower Works development (ForbesMassie)
CGI of the Tower Works development (ForbesMassie)

The plans have gone in just four weeks after Carillion closed the deal for the project with the Homes & Communities Agency, although the contractor has already been on board as preferred bidder for more than six months, working up the plans.

Construction works are expected to begin in spring 2016.

The designs will see the old industrial site, long earmarked for regeneration, redeveloped with a mix of homes, commercial office space, retail units and some local flavour in the shape of a cinema and a micro-brewery.

Carillion is set to deliver 90,000sq ft of commercial office space, 24,000 sq ft of restaurant and bar spaces alongside a mix of 1, 2 and 3 bed apartments and town houses.

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Carillion development director Gareth Jackson said: “This planning application is the culmination of our work with the HCA, Leeds City Council and local stakeholders to ensure that Tower Works is a fitting and successful addition to the Leeds South Bank regeneration area. Carillion’s commitment to Tower Works underlines our belief in the future of Holbeck. With iconic buildings, canalside living, great transport links and proximity to the city's prime civic locations, it’s emerging as Leeds’ most exciting place to live and work.”

Tower Works is designed by architects Jestico + Whiles and landscape architect Oobe.

In July, Leeds City Council announced Carillion as preferred bidder to develop the listed Engine House complex at the centre of the Tower Works site, which will form part of the overall masterplan and is expected to house an art-house cinema and boutique brewery. 

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