Have your say on second phase of Aire Park masterplan

Vastint UK, the developer behind Leeds’ highly anticipated mixed-use district Aire Park, the former Tetley’s brewery site in Hunslet, revealed a first look at its plans for the final phase of its masterplan yesterday (27 March 2024).

The next step in transforming the former brownfield site in Leeds South Bank into a vibrant new destination, the plans feature 502 high-quality 1,2,3 and 4 bedroom homes, including affordable housing, 20,000 sq ft of leisure space, earmarked for cafes, restaurants and cultural activities, and a new 500-space multi storey car park.

Plans are being shared during a public consultation period which is due to end on Wednesday 10 April 2024, before the final plans are submitted to Leeds City Council later this year.

In addition to the new elements of the built environment, the plans also reveal the final hectare of the park and extended public realm. This extension will make the park the largest new city centre green park in the country, providing a wide range of benefits to visitors and future residents including additional outdoor event space for cultural activities.

Situated south of Crown Point Road with Black Bull Street running from the north-east to the south west, and the A61 along the south-west boundary, phase two of the masterplan strategically connects the South Bank to the city centre and Leeds Dock, creating an accessible and safe route for pedestrians and cyclists to use.

Simon Schofield, Head of Development at Vastint UK, said:

“Moving into the second phase of the Aire Park masterplan is a really exciting time. We are already underway with 290,000 sq ft of commercial space and have seen strong demand from the market already. Along with our recently revealed ambitions for The Tetley building and the ongoing plans for the first residential homes within Aire Park, phase two of our masterplan expands the site to the other side of Crown Point Road.

“As long-term investors in Leeds, we’re excited to be bringing new spaces forward for residents and visitors to enjoy. Revealing these plans shows our ambition to not just regenerate part of the city’s South Bank but to create a vibrant neighbourhood that is socially, economically and environmentally sustainable, breathing new life into this area of Leeds.”

On the creation of Aire Park, Vastint UK is working with masterplan architect Supervene and landscape architect Planit as well as transport consultant Stantec and planning advisors Turley.

Once completed Aire Park will include 1,400 modern homes, and over 1 million sq ft of mixed-use office, retail, leisure and commercial space. Anchored around an 8-acre public park with the refurbished Tetley at its heart, the development will be an ideal location for setting city centre living, with proximity to retail and financial quarters, The Calls, and Leeds railway station.

The plans are availble to view at airepark.co.uk. You can give your feedback on the plans via email to info@aireparkconsultation.co.uk or freepost to: Freepost Vastint UK. The deadline for comments is Wednesday 10 April 2024.


This post is based on a press release issued by Vastint UK

Image: CGI of Aire Park looking South East across Crown Point Road towards Leeds City College Printworks Campus


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One Reply to “Have your say on second phase of Aire Park masterplan”

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