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Leeds Gateway Plans Resurface

Planning amendments have been filed for phase three of the Gateway development in Leeds city centre.

With 18 floors and a height of approximately 55 metres, the scheme is a shorter version of a tall tower that was circulating at the peak of the last property boom. As before it is designed by Carey Jones who have had a lean few years following following the 40+ projects they worked on between 2000 and 2008.

The building was originally planned as a 26-storey private housing block back in 2005 and supposedly set to start construction in 2006. It mutated into student housing with 508 bedrooms in 96 cluster flats in 2008 split between two blocks of 18 and 10 floors that bridge the main approach into the site. There will also be two retail units on the ground floor,

The changes to the project are minor in their nature, so much so it took the council a mere three days to rule on them. On one hand they could be seen as simply tweaking the design to improve it as the student housing market gradually evolves, whilst on the other it could also be interpreted as an attempt to keep the stalled project alive, and position it so that it can finally progress.

Meanwhile, the Gateway has had a recent success in finally renting 1,200 square metres of space to Ingeus in what is the largest office deal in Leeds this year.
Gateway Phase 3, Leeds
Gateway Phase 3, Leeds