Leeds city centre park gets go-ahead
- 22 November 2012
- From the section Leeds & West Yorkshire
Proposals for a new green space and office development for Leeds city centre have been approved by planners.
The £2.5m park will be built on Sovereign Street near the railway station, on land that is currently used as a temporary car park.
Plans were also approved for a neighbouring four-storey development to house consultancy firm KPMG's new headquarters.
The site was originally earmarked for two glass skyscrapers.
But the £115m Criterion Place project was abandoned in 2008 following the property slump.
Councillor Richard Lewis, executive member for development, said: "It [will be] a real focal point for the area, re-introducing the site to full permanent use and encouraging investors such as KPMG to locate there."