28 Jan 2022

Planning approved for our second project in Leeds

We are excited to announce that we have received planning approval for our residential-led Leeds project, Latitude Blue, in partnership with Bridges Fund Management Ltd. The development will include about 485 homes and will occupy the second of two adjacent brownfield sites acquired by HUB and Bridges Fund Management Ltd in 2021.

Designed by Leeds-based architects Carey Jones Chapman Tolcher (CJCT), the plans for Latitude Blue sit at the heart of an emerging mixed-use neighbourhood on Whitehall Road. The development, previously the site of the Doncaster Monkbridge Iron and Steelworks dating back to 1846, comprises two residential blocks of 25 and 30 storeys, as well as ground floor amenity space.

The scheme has been developed in close collaboration with the local community, ensuring that the development will serve both its residents and neighbours. As well as new homes for local residents, Latitude Blue will provide active uses at ground floor, designed to bring the community together.

Sustainability is another key consideration for the development, and proposals include an efficient energy strategy, low levels of car parking, extensive cycle facilities, and soft landscaped areas that promote biodiversity.

Victoria Manston, Senior Development Manager at HUB, said: “We are thrilled that Leeds City Council has approved our plans for Latitude Blue, which are the result of close collaboration with the local community. We hope to start on site later this year, and look forward to delivering a scheme that contributes positively to the local area, as well as providing a fantastic place to live.”

The first of HUB’s Leeds developments, Latitude Purple, started on site in autumn 2021, and will deliver 463 homes. Together with the newly consented Latitude Blue scheme, this brings the total number of homes that HUB is delivering across both sites to circa 950, making a significant contribution to the regeneration of this exciting area of Leeds.

Read the EGI story here, or the property week story here.