4 Wellington Place in Leeds gets the green light
14th May 2018
Described as ‘the jewel in the crown’ of the wider 22 acre development, on account of its unique form, 4 Wellington Place will deliver 131,500ft² nett of Grade A office accommodation.
It will also include 17,000ft² of ground floor retail and leisure space, in addition to basement car parking and landscape works which are part of the wider Gillespie public realm masterplan.
Planning permission has been granted by Leeds City Council on behalf of MEPC.
The proposed addition to Wellington Place consists of an eight-storey triangular building, with a sloping roof line from Northern Street to Tower Square, incorporating terraces to all floors facing onto the Lifting Tower. The development frames stunning views across Wellington Place and the wider townscape, reflecting its emerging context through the use of the bronze, stone and glass as seen on 3, 5 and 6 Wellington Place.
As you enter the masterplan via the two avenues heading towards Tower Square, the proposed facades intersperse stone and bronze vertical panels with glazing, giving the reflective quality that creates the building’s jewel-like appearance. The gateway approach of 4 Wellington Place and its position sitting at the centre of the current masterplan, has led to the development of a building that is distinct whilst borrowing from the architectural language of the surrounding buildings.
With floorplates of 20,000ft², the building’s highly efficient plan is set around a central core, offering a dynamic uninterrupted floor plate and dual access at ground floor for multiple occupiers.
Sustainability is a key driver behind the design of the masterplan and in the development of the individual buildings, drawing on best practice from the UK, Europe and further afield. It will provide a high quality workplace environment with comparatively low energy demands and targets BREEAM Excellent.
Tony O'Brien, Partner at Sheppard Robson said: "We are delighted to be part of the team developing Wellington Place into a new dynamic business quarter in the heart of Leeds. 4 Wellington Place will be a great addition offering fully flexible accommodation and outstanding views to any future occupiers."
Paul Pavia, Head of Development at MEPC said: "We are now progressing detailed designs for 4 Wellington Place as we’re confident that market conditions will be right to get started on this exciting project during the second half of this year. The build programme is set at just under two years and once complete, will finalise the east end of the development masterplan."
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