Developer Vastint, has revealed its plans for the site of the former Tetley brewery in Hunslet to include housing, offices, restaurants, retail and a park.
The plans are on show at The Tetley art gallery in Hunslet for the next three days (17 – 19 November 2016) and Vastint are keen to get your feedback. The way the site is developed is very important in setting the tone for developments throughout the so-called South Bank – the areas of Hunslet and Holbeck close to the River Aire.
The development will bring 1,000 new 2,3 and 4 bedroom homes to the area and create thousands of office, retail, entertainment and maintenance jobs. It will also create employment opportunities during the construction phase.
Previous discussions about the area suggested creating a ‘Hunslet Stray’, a green route following the original course of Hunslet Road from Leeds Bridge to the Printworks campus, and the developers have broadly adopted this approach. The park meanders through a range of office and residential blocks and is overlooked by the commercial units – restaurants and shops to add safety.
Vastint have indicated they plan to create the central spine of the park – a key route through the site – at the start of redevelopment, ahead of other building works.
The plans promote walking and cycling routes through the site, potentially connecting across Leeds Bridge to Briggate and across a new river footbridge to Sovereign Square and Boar Lane. The buildings will be tall typically about eight storeys high with offices and residential properties grouped separately. One of the redidential blocks may rise to a similar height to Bridgewater Place (‘The Dalek’).
The plans are still at an early stage. Following this consultation Vastint will apply for outline planning permission for phase 1 of the site. If that is approved they will commission architects to draw up detailed plans for the buildings and submit those for specific planning permission. They hope to start work on site in 2018.
The exhibition is open:
- Thursday 17 November, 10am-3pm
- Friday 18 November, 3-7pm
- Saturday 19 November, 10:30am-2:30pm
At The Tetley art gallery, Hunslet Road, LS10 1JQ