Carillion has gained planning for the £80m regeneration of Tower Works in Holbeck on Leeds’ South Bank.
Carillion will deliver 10 new buildings, including 160 flats, 90,000sq ft of commercial office space, 24,000sq ft of A1 and A3 retail restaurant and bar spaces alongside a mix of 1, 2 and 3 bed apartments and town houses.
Work will now start in June on bringing the old industrial site back to life with a mix of homes, commercial office space, retail units and a cinema and boutique brewery.
Councillor James McKenna, chair of the city plans panel, said: “We are pleased to see plans to regenerate this historic part of Leeds moving forward.
“The redevelopment of the Tower Works site will create a dynamic new hub for businesses, residents, visitors and shoppers which will be a cornerstone in the regeneration of the whole area.”
The site includes a number of listed buildings, which are being preserved as part of the redevelopment- the Engine House on Globe Road, and the three ornate Italian Towers towers.
Tower Works has been designed by architects Jestico + Whiles and landscape architects Oobe.