Eastgate & Harewood Leslie Jones Architecture

Eastgate & Harewood

The masterplan for a New Quarter in the city of Leeds, complete with residential, retail and leisure.

  • Client: Hammerson and Town Centre Securities
  • 600 residential apartments
  • Comprehensive retail and leisure offer
  • Heritage design context

Hammerson and long-term Leeds investor, Town Centre Securities, required a new mixed-use vision for the Eastgate and Harewood site in Leeds city centre.

In order to create a new, vibrant and relevant location for the city, Leslie Jones Architecture working with Farrells created a mixed-use masterplan including 600 residential apartments, 100,000 sq m of retail and leisure space and significant public realm works.

In order to provide local amenities for the new residential units, an integrated multi-screen cinema and food and beverage offer was included in the development. The masterplan also included provision for two department stores within the retail space.

The scheme resided within a historical part of the city and Leslie Jones therefore led extensive negotiations with national design and heritage bodies resulting in the masterplan achieving a hybrid outline planning consent at first submission.

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February 15, 2017