A residential build to rent development.
To help boost the ambitious plans for housing growth in the city.
As a key part of the emerging South Bank regeneration area and set within one of the most distinctive waterside developments in Leeds city centre, the historic Tower Works area will be transformed into a bustling place to live and work. Notable for its three listed 19th Century Italian inspired towers, this historic location will feature carefully designed contemporary apartments available for rent which will be set within new public squares. Pedestrian routes connecting the city centre with the Holbeck Urban Village neighbourhood are also included. The site is now being prepared to begin development at the end of the year.
We’re delighted to continue our support of Light Night Leeds which this year has a very special theme of Back to Nature.
Head to Granary Wharf to find these life-sized polar bear sculptures, created by artist Gemma Wood. You will see they are magnificent yet poignant, as they try to navigate their changing landscape. Broken up pieces of textile ice delicately sewn with printed decoration depict the warming oceans. As polar bears are added to the ‘vulnerable to extinction’ list, we appreciate and celebrate the awe-inspiring creatures and reflect on how losing this landscape, ultimately affects our own.
Part of the Waterways Trail, you can visit Polar on Thursday 14th and Friday 15th October between 6.30pm and 10.30pm.
Passers-by will have noticed that we have not one but two tower cranes now on site as development progresses at Tower Works. Since Sir Robert McAlpine’s team started on site at the beginning of the year we have now completed the site set up and undertaken much of the ‘behind the scenes’ work such as ground remediation, bulk excavation, drainage and piling.
Next up is the foundations, ground beams and pile caps and installation of utility services across site. Once complete we will move onto the next exciting, and more visible, stage which will see the concrete frame erected in August/September.
Our three landmark towers, Giotto, Verona and Little Chimney will of course be protected during the build programme and continue to form a much-loved part of the Leeds skyline as well as being a unique focal point for the scheme.
We are delighted to support Light Night Leeds which is the UK’s largest annual arts and light festival where we have sponsored a highly visible installation titled I MISS YOU. This text artwork created in Romania by Asociatia Daisler is now on display in the centre of the River Aire until the end of the year. With its simple yet striking message, it can be interpreted in many ways; missing friends and family, culture, art and festivals, normality and our lives as they once were.