Two key milestones reached for Aire Park in Leeds

Two key milestones reached for Aire Park in Leeds

Vastint UK is delighted to join Leeds City Council in announcing two key milestones in the development of Aire Park, which will have the UK’s largest new city centre green space at its heart.

Work on the Meadow Lane section of the park is nearing completion, with a public opening date scheduled for mid-April 2022. The works, delivered by contractors John Sisk & Son Ltd for Leeds City Council see the transformation of reclaimed highway into an attractive new green space at the gateway to Aire Park.

This announcement follows the news that Vastint UK has begun construction on the flagship two-hectare section of the park, which will include a public events space and the first of the development’s commercial buildings.

A new animation has today been released that brings to life the plans for the park and the part it will play in weaving better connections between local neighbourhoods while also adding a flavour of rural Leeds to the city centre.

Simon Schofield, construction lead for Vastint UK North, said:

“We are incredibly excited to see the long-awaited vision for a city park in Leeds begin to come to life. We have been working closely with the city council on the design of Aire Park and are delighted to announce commencement of works on what will be a fantastic asset to the people of Leeds.

“Aire Park will be a truly mixed-use district for people in Leeds to live, work and visit, and we are looking forward to opening the first phases of our development to the public in 2023.”

Councillor James Lewis, leader of Leeds City Council, said:

“Aire Park will have a transformational effect on life in Leeds and it’s great to see how the plans are coming together thanks to significant investment by Vastint UK and help from other partners and stakeholders.

“The park will be a fantastic year-round attraction for people of all ages to enjoy and underlines our collective commitment to creating places and spaces that bring all our people together.

“Crucially, it should also act as an environmentally-friendly driver for regeneration and inclusive growth – and new homes, jobs and opportunities – as our economy bounces back from the effects of the pandemic.

Read the full press release here.