Multi-million pound development to boost Leeds' leisure

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A new multi-million pound leisure development is under construction on the banks of the River Aire in Leeds.Brewery Wharf is a £100m scheme intended...

A new multi-million pound leisure development is under construction on the banks of the River Aire in Leeds.

Brewery Wharf is a £100m scheme intended to rejuvenate the city's south bank of the river. It will be a 500,000sq ft mixed-use development.

The scheme will include new bars, restaurants, cafés, offices and more than 300 apartments, as well as its own Supertram stop. It will be Leeds' largest ever city centre development.

The city's well-known and highly popular Calls leisure circuit will be broadened by the new development, which will mirror similar successful projects in Birmingham, Bristol and Manchester.

"This exciting scheme will breathe life into a largely under-developed city centre site and will reinforce Leeds' image as a vibrant, cultural and modern European city," said Michael Hartley, development director for Brewery Wharf.

"We are delighted to welcome the Jurys Doyle Hotel Group, which is the number one hotel brand in Ireland, to Brewery Wharf. It is the first of a number of new names we expect to be announcing in the coming months."

Designed by Wakefield-based architects DLA, Brewery Wharf will provide a full range of leisure, residential and office services on the site which stretches from Leeds Bridge in the west of the city, to Crown Point Bridge in the east.

When it is complete the scheme will house more than 1,000 office workers and 600 residents.

Developers hope that by including the trendy Calls quarter of the city, the new development will become a venue for all people - not just a few.

"The lifestyle opportunity offered by Brewery Wharf will encompass a range of age and social groups, catering for the city dweller, the office worker, the family or retired couple out for a Sunday afternoon stroll, as well as the fashionable evening wine bar crowd and those looking for great food and a friendly atmosphere in a stylish environment," said Mr Hartley.

"All the components are in place. Add to this public art, newly created open spaces and the superb city centre riverside location and the result is a unique and exciting development for the people of Leeds to enjoy."

The Brewery Wharf scheme has provision for a further 35,000sq ft of A3 units for bars, restaurants and cafés.

Joint selling agents are the Leeds offices of DTZ Debenham Tie Leung, Christie & Co and Donaldson.

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