5 Major Developments in the Pipeline for Leeds

· Kirsty Allen · Regeneration

Take a look at the massive projects happening across Leeds.

Two Springwell Gardens

Huge investment has led to a series of major new developments across Leeds, which will see our city grow and evolve.

There are a whole host of mammoth new developments set to propel Leeds forward, but these five are the cream of the crop. Over the next couple of years these game-changing projects will help the city reach its huge potential. From the tallest building in the city to the creation of an expansive inner-city park, these developments are set to open up new opportunities for the city and its residents. Take a look at what’s on the horizon…

The community of lush eco-homes in Kirkstall

Stall, Citu, Kirkstall

Sustainable home developer Citu has begun work on Stall, a community of 51 low-carbon, high-performance homes in Kirkstall. Sitting on the banks of the Leeds-Liverpool canal, the new development is designed to encourage nature to flourish within an urban environment. Blending sustainability with Scandi design, the properties are located on a green corridor, offering an easy canal-side commute into the city centre. Not only will these homes look great, they’re built in Leeds to Citu’s low-energy and planet-friendly specifications – they can even be heated with 100% renewable energy. Say goodbye to your gas boiler!

The regeneration of Leeds General Infirmary

Leeds General Infirmary Children's Hospital

The Hospitals of the Future project is set to welcome two new state-of-the-art hospital buildings to Leeds General Infirmary – housing a new maternity centre and a dedicated children’s hospital. The investment in the two new hospitals paves the way for the development of an ‘Innovation Village’ – a global centre of excellence for research, innovation and healthcare technology, which will also lead to the creation 4,000 jobs and 520 homes. The project is vitally important news for staff, patients and visitors of LGI, and will help to transform healthcare in the city, as well as helping to ‘level up’ the wider region.

The new city park at the old Tetley Brewery HQ

Vastint, Tetley Brewery

The old Tetley Brewery site is well on its way to becoming a thriving urban oasis, centred around Leeds’s new city park. The Aire Park development will open up a three-hectare district of modern homes, state-of-the-art office buildings and leisure spaces designed with nature in mind. Whilst the addition of new hotels, bars and restaurants is an exciting prospect, it’s the park itself that’s got everyone talking – the expansive green space will span two hectares, with hundreds of new trees planted amongst lush, verdant surroundings. Meadow Lane, the first phase of the development, is set to open mid-April 2023.

The newest tallest building in Leeds

Two Springwell Gardens

Springwell Gardens is set to redefine the Leeds skyline. Spanning two phases, the ground-breaking residential development will introduce levels of luxury currently unparalleled in Leeds. Phase one is a 16-storey tiered building, housing 223 apartments in a unique, sail-like facade. Private, south-facing roof terraces and a residents-only garden offers a progressive, inside-outside living experience. Phase two will bring the tallest residential building in Yorkshire – and one of the tallest in the UK. The 42-storey mixed-use skyscraper will feature 604 apartments, commercial space and two incredible Sky Gardens.

The riverside regeneration on Kirkstall Road


Work has officially begun on this £350 million development on Kirkstall Road, which will create a brand new district on the banks of the River Aire on a disused industrial site. It’s one of Leeds’ most exciting developments, and will provide 1,792 homes and over 4,000 square metres of commercial space. The project will also see the delivery of over 2.2 hectares of green infrastructure, including a riverside park. Property developer Latimer is currently working with the council and homelessness charity St George’s Crypt to manage short term homes on the site, providing much-needed help to those struggling with homelessness.

Cover image Credit: Collective CGI.