Phase two of £600m Leeds masterplan approved

Developer and Asset Manager MEPC has unveiled its newly approved masterplan for phase two the £600 million Wellington Place development in Leeds, following permissions from Leeds City Council.

When complete, Wellington Place will become one of the largest city centre regeneration projects in the region and a place where over 16,000 people will work.

The site will boast a series of interconnecting walking routes — with new open spaces at Viaduct Square and a pedestrian riverside walk.

Paul Pavia, head of development at MEPC, said: “It’s fantastic news that we’ve been given approval for the updated plans for the second phase of the Wellington Place development.

“The site has already had such an incredible social and economic impact on the Leeds city region, with an investment of over £300 million to date and almost 5,000 people already working at the development.

“We can’t wait to extend the excellent facilities making a transformational change to peoples work/life balance focused on wellbeing animating the ground floor and rooftop spaces to benefit the Wellington Place customers and surrounding community.

“The response we’ve received on the Wellington Place development has been incredible and we’re proud that we’ve played a major role, and acted as a catalyst, in the ongoing regeneration of the West End of the city.

“Phase two is the next step in creating a multi-use hub – providing a mix of office, residential and leisure space.”

Oliver Freer, director of planning and development at CBRE Limited, said: “This is an exciting time for this nationally significant development, and we look forward to seeing the detailed proposals come forward for the remaining plots which will mark the completion of the development.”