Aerial CGI of Wellington Place in Leeds

Green light for next phase of Leeds city centre development

Updated outline proposals for the next phase of a major mixed-use development in Leeds has been agreed – giving the go ahead for 830,000 sq ft office space, 250,000 sq ft residential space, 50,000 sq ft retail, a 230-bed hotel and a multi-storey car park. The applicant behind Wellington Place, Developer and Asset Manager MEPC, has said the whole site will employ 16,000 people and represent a total investment of £600m in the city of Leeds once complete. The commercial development, which is now home to over 30 businesses, currently…

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Huddersfield regeneration CGI

Plan to regenerate Huddersfield includes hotel and cinema

A ten-year £250m masterplan to regenerate six areas across Huddersfield to “create a thriving, modern-day town centre” has been launched. Kirklees Council has launched the Huddersfield Blueprint, which focuses on regenerating six focus areas in the town centre: Station Gateway, St Peter’s, Kingsgate and King Street, New Street, the Civic Quarter and the new Cultural Heart. Funds for the £250m scheme will come from national government, private investors, West Yorkshire Combined Authority and Kirklees Council. It looks at delivering five key objectives for Huddersfield Town Centre: a vibrant culture, art,…

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Oldham town centre, aerial view from north -- Wikimedia Commons

Oldham Council prepared to use CPOs to deliver town centre masterplan

Work to finalise a revised blueprint for the town is ongoing, but a range of potential uses for sites have already been mapped out to show how its future could look. There is the potential for around 2,000 new homes to be built and a ‘night time economy area’ created around Yorkshire Street. Cabinet bosses are expected to approve the use of compulsory purchase orders on land the town hall doesn’t currently own to make sure the masterplan can go ahead. While the majority of the land which is likely…

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