Back in 2015, Sir David Higgins’ Yorkshire Hub report was published. It recommended a one station approach in Leeds for the existing rail services and the proposed new HS2 connection to London.
Now, Leeds City Council is planning to remodel Leeds Station to unlock the potential benefits of HS2, create a world class gateway and kickstart plans for one of the largest city centre regeneration initiatives in Europe.
This is great news for Leeds. A brand new £500m station combining HS2 and existing services has the potential to be transformative for the city centre. The sheer scale of the proposed works, with the arrival of HS2, will create a number of opportunities for retail, leisure and residential development.
Developers and owners need to be aware of the proposals and how it could affect them in the long term. Some buildings will be demolished to make way for HS2 station. The new masterplan gives clear indication that some office floorspace will be lost however this creates opportunity for new, improved commercial and residential space in the city.
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