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Hydrock supports planning submission for £210m South Bank development in Leeds

20th Jun 2018

Hydrock’s multi-disciplinary engineering capability has been key to supporting developer, X1 with their planning submission for a £210m mixed-use development in Leeds’ South Bank. The development is set to create more than 900 new homes over five phases, supporting the area’s ongoing regeneration.

The X1 South Bank scheme, located on Hunslet Road on the former Evans Halshaw site adjacent to the Leeds Dock, will comprise 928 homes, cafes, restaurants, retail and office space.

Led by Hydrock’s team in Manchester, we have delivered a wide range of advice and reports to support the planning submission. In totality, our contribution has covered: site investigation reports and geotechnical advice; transport assessments and travel plans; a flood risk assessment; mechanical and electrical design; acoustic studies; air quality studies; utilities analysis; wind and microclimate studies; daylight and sunlight studies; and energy and sustainability statements.

Leeds City Council is currently transforming South Bank through a project that aims to double the size of the city centre. This development will be located next to the recently approved City Park and more than a fifth of the site will be publicly accessible space.

Melissa Green, operations director at X1, said: “We have worked closely with Leeds City Council and our design and property consultancy team, which includes Knight Knox, DK-Architects, Turley Associates, Savills, Hydrock and Planit-IE, to ensure that the design and visual impact of X1 South Bank complements and enhances the area. The finished project will incorporate modern architecture, great places to live and vibrant commercial spaces – all gathered around a high quality public realm.”

Pending approval, construction is set to begin in December 2018.