// Hammerson has submitted a planning application for its City Quarters development in Leeds
// The concept features a proposed hotel next to Victoria Gate as part of the continued regeneration of Leeds’ city centre
// City Quarters scheme will see Hammerson venues transformed into mixed-use neighbourhoods
Hammerson has submitted a planning application for its new City Quarters concept in Leeds.
The property giant, which owns and manages the Victoria Gate shopping precinct in Leeds’ city centre, said the concept would see the development of a 205-bed hotel that would sit adjacent to Victoria Gate.
It’s also aimed at regenerating the land between the existing multi-storey car park and St Peter’s Street.
The Victoria Gate Hotel is one of the first schemes introduced as part of Hammerson’s new City Quarters concept, which aims to create vibrant mixed-use neighbourhoods surrounding existing flagship destinations around the UK.
The City Quarters scheme will effectively see Hammerson transform many of its city venues beyond pure retail into neighbourhoods providing homes, workspace, hotel space and accessible public realms.
Hammerson made recent submissions of mixed-use masterplan applications for both Martineau Galleries in Birmingham and the Goodsyard in Shoreditch.
The planning application for Leeds follows on from a pubic consultation held last month where the response was overwhelmingly positive.
Ninety-two per cent of respondents said they supported the plans and believed the proposals would support the continued growth of Leeds’ city centre and cultural quarter.
“Hammerson has a successful track record of creating vibrant continually evolving places in and around thriving European Cities, and we are delighted to continue this journey with a prestigious hotel, restaurant and bar for this iconic destination,” Hammerson UK development director Robin Dobson said.
“This is an important next step in our City Quarters concept, which will see us develop the area into a thriving cultural quarter adjacent to Victoria Leeds.
“It is hugely encouraging to have received such strong support for the proposals, and I would like to thank the local community for sharing their thoughts with us ahead of submission.”