Leeds developer Citylife has got planning permission for a 30-story tower complex in the city centre’s Springwell Gardens. Following councillors’ complaints, the intended scheme’s height was decreased from 46 storeys to 355, and the number of residences was reduced from 402 to 345, reports Contract Journal.
The Springwell Gardens scheme’s second phase will be developed on the site of a demolished steel-framed building called Cartwright House. A sky garden and a roof patio are among the proposed features. The original intention was to construct a 46-story structure, making it the tallest skyscraper in Yorkshire. The planned construction site is a favourable region for tall structures, according to the first planning application. Following negotiations with council members, the designs were revised to include a 30-story tower.
Leeds council members supported the tower’s location but were concerned about its 46-story height. Morgan Sindall is constructing the first phase of Springwell Gardens, a 16-story, 223-home development. Nick Brown Architects developed the first and second phases of the development.