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New Plans For Leeds Globe Road Site

Housing giant Taylor Wimpey has filed a planning application for a replacement scheme to sit on the site of the approved GreenBank development in central Leeds.

The new plans for Globe Road feature buildings of 17, 10, 8 and 6 floors, a substantial decrease on the previous lofty proposals which included a 100 metre plus that was dreamed up at the height of the last boom.

The prior development has partially influenced the new designs from architecture firm Feilden Clegg Bradley that has decided to drawn from planning precedents and to sit the tallest building, a 60 metre residential tower, in the position that would have been occupied by the previously approved 130 metre tall building.

The tower aside, the rest of the buildings are more modest in height with pocket parks separating them. A new public boulevard will be created adjacent to Whitehall Road enhancing the area, whilst the centre of the development will feature a new square.

Two main looks are employed in the fašade. The shorter buildings are dominated by red brick, a similar look to that of the successful Granary Wharf that was completed in 2009, whilst the tower boasts a dared look with strong vertical lines. One major design influence is clearly the old Victorian warehouses that used to sit along Globe Road that have long since been demolished.

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