Planning chiefs have approved a brand new office and leisure development in Leeds city centre, finally filling in the unsightly footprint of the never-built Lumiere skyscrapers. The Central Square scheme will occupy a 1.5 acre site, featuring an 11-storey office, restaurant and bar, a gym and a “winter garden”. On the ninth floor level there will be a sky garden, which should provide tenants with a pretty decent view of the city!
The new building, located between Wellington Street and Whitehall Road, will be 225,000 sq feet in size, offering the largest available floorplate in the city. Richard Thornton from JLL, sole leasing agents on the scheme, said, “We are confident Central Square’s design will play a very important role in contributing to the city’s evolving skyline. Without a doubt this will be the most iconic building in Leeds for number of years and we are currently in talks with a number of interested occupiers.”
Construction is scheduled to begin in the summer, and is expected to be completed by mid-2016.
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