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Sweet Street West, Leeds


Project Overview

A new neighbourhood in Leeds’ South Bank.

Working with Platform_ and Westrock, we have secured planning permission for a new neighbourhood in the South Bank regeneration area in Leeds city centre. The development will provide 1,350 new apartments with approximately 22,000sqm of office space. The development also seeks to bring the Commercial pub back into active use, with the building being an historic landmark in the city having been the first national office of the train drivers’ union ASLEF and more recently being owned by former Leeds United footballer, Peter Lorimer.


  • Zerum was instructed by Platform_ in 2021 on this key regeneration site in Leeds South Bank regeneration area. Zerum provided planning services including advising on strategy, coordinating the preparation of the planning submission and engaging with stakeholders and third parties.
  • The proposals have a development value of £500m and will create a new high-quality residential and commercial neighbourhood, set within a network of new publicly accessible open spaces.
  • Consists of two distinct phases. Phase one comprises 451 apartments with a mix of studio, one, two and three-bedroom Build to Rent apartments and approximately 13,000sqm of office space along with ancillary commercial uses. Phase 2 of the development will comprise up to 900 apartments for both open market sales and build to rent and an additional 7,000sqm of office floorspace.
  • Zerum continues to be involved in the delivery of the project and construction work is expected to start by the end of 2023.
  • Client: Platform_
  • Location: Leeds
  • Sector: Mixed Use including residential, offices and commercial
  • Services: Planning

Key Facts





20,000 sqm

Office floorspace


Bringing well known pub back into active use


Extensive Public Realm


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