This month, Vastint UK secured planning consent for 28,000 m2 of commercial space for its Leeds Aire Park district. Set across two buildings ranging from six to eight storeys. The space forms part of the first phase of the development to be delivered alongside a new city centre park.
Unusually, the new offices will be built speculatively, with ground floor flexible space available for shops, gyms, restaurants, and cafes. Designed by international design practice Ryder Architecture, the buildings will frame a new, outdoor events space; a hard and soft landscaped yard bounded by the iconic Tetley building and the Grade II listed Salem Chapel and connected to the main park area of Aire Park.
Andrew Cobden, Managing Director of Vastint UK, said: “By planning and building for the long term, we have included these key commercial spaces within our plans for Aire Park to be used by businesses and the local community for years to come as a place to work, shop, eat and relax. The staff and visitors who will use these spaces will help to establish a thriving community within Aire Park, creating a unique, urban district.”
Construction of the two buildings is due to begin in spring 2021 and will complete in 2022.