|Carr Crofts, Armley, Leeds
Morbaine, working together with 11 land owners has put together a proposal for a major town centre regeneration project in Leeds.
The site which extends to 6 acres is immediately opposite to the newly re-developed leisure centre in the town of Armley. Currently the site is in a mix of uses including waste transfer station, metal casting and retail.
Morbaine have obtained planning permission for 90,000 sq. ft foodstore on stilts above a 500 space car park along with a petrol filling station, retail units and new public open space town square area.
The site lies within the town centre boundary and has been worked up in consultation with planning officers at Leeds City Council.
The project will provide a major boost to retailing in Armley allowing it to compete effectively with other neighbouring centres. Currently, according to research undertaken, only 8% of people living within a 5 minute drive of Armley actually shop there.
The development will bring with it up to 400 new jobs in an area of Leeds where unemployment currently runs at close to 12.5%. It will also allow many of the existing employers on the site to move to improved facilities within Leeds and enable them to provide up to 50 additional jobs.
Town Centre Manager for Armley Nigel Conder had this to say “ Whilst the development will impact on some of the existing businesses in Armley the overall benefits from such a development can not be understated. This proposal if agreed will bring much needed employment to the area and create a wider interest with people from outside the town bringing them to Armley. I have spoken to Morbaine to express the necessity that the new development has connectivity with Town Street so that Town Street doesn’t become isolated”.
For further information about the proposal please contact either Graham Adams or Barris Liptrott at Morbaine on 0151 424 4211 or firstname.lastname@example.org