Glenbrook gets green light for 600+ unit BTR project in Leeds

CGI of Glenbrook’s planned project.

Developer Glenbrook is to develop a £140 million to rent apartment scheme in UK city Leeds.

The company has obtained planning consent for a 618-unit project at Kirkstall Road, on the bank of River Aire.

The development comprises five buildings and will include more than 10,000 sq ft of amenity space including a residents’ lounge, a co-working hub and gym, 3,800 sq ft of commercial space and 6,000 sq ft of private external terraces.

Over half of the 5.1-acre development site will be dedicated to public open space including a new riverside park which, together with proposed pedestrian and cycling infrastructure, will open up access to the waterfront and promote activity and engagement across the community, the firm said in a statement.

Glenbrook expects to start work on site later this year.

“We identified this prominent former brownfield site as having huge potential and achieving planning will enable us to deliver a highly sustainable scheme which will act as a catalyst for the wider regeneration of Kirkstall Road,” said Glenbrook senior development manager Daniel Roberts.

The project team includes Avison Young (planning) Curtins, Abacus Cost Management, Crookes Walker Consulting and GIA.