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View of the two Tech Hubs
View of the ground floor

Leeds Western Gateway

We’re developing a new mixed-use destination for both live and work communities in the form of two tech-hub workplaces and a landmark 45-storey hexagonal tower, set to become the tallest building in Leeds.

Working closely with McLaren Group, our western gateway masterplan in Leeds will be integral to the sustainable regeneration of the area with next generation tech hubs that will also help unlock growth in the west of the city. The proposal provides a new public space at the heart of the scheme with soft landscaping and a play area and encourages active travel with its innovative cycle-in and cycle-out hub.

Our vision will stitch together existing links through a new central square that forms part of a network of emerging public spaces and cycleways. In addition, it will provide much needed social space, front doors to the buildings and outdoor seating for active uses in a leafy and green setting.

To cater for the emerging green tech industry and collaboration with research institutes, the tech-hub buildings feature south-facing terraces on several levels to provide access to nature and outdoor working with spectacular views of the city, a first for Leeds on this scale.

Meanwhile, the build-to-rent offer will be in the form of a distinct tower, the ‘Hexagon’, that will become the city’s tallest landmark. The tall and elegantly proportioned building will house unique homes with a democratic central core and exclusive hallways shared by no more than four apartments.

Partner Dav Bansal commented: “All the buildings are unified through a horizontal expression and use glazed terracotta, helping them to be a family of distinct designs and paying reference to Leeds’s rich history of architectural ceramics for facades. The tones and textures of the glazed terracotta add further interest and variety, from the red shades of the tech hubs to the warm white shades of the Hexagon. The horizontal windows also offer a better quality of daylight, panoramic views and flexibility of layouts.

“The redevelopment will provide workspace for over 3,300 users, 464 homes and help create hundreds of new highly skilled jobs in the emerging creative tech sector, helping to strengthen the city’s international appeal and UK’s digital heartland with a thriving ecosystem.”

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