The area represents the strategic intent of the Universities, Teaching Hospital, and City Council to use their knowledge, civic and land assets to catalyse and accelerate innovation and economic growth throughout the city. It represents a once in a generation opportunity to develop the northern district of the city centre through a unique masterplan, connecting significant developments by the private and public sector.
A cross sector and agency team from across the public, private and education sectors are collaborating to define and deliver the infrastructure in the innovation district, including ambitious public realm investments and enhanced links to the wider city centre, as well as the delivery of new University facilities which harness creativity and innovation across a wide range of sectors. The site is well served by public transport and is a short journey to Leeds Station.
With all these opportunities located in one place the future of the Innovation District Hub for Leeds city centre is bright and intended to attract a range of development investment to become home to word class organisations and individuals.
With up to 6ha available for development large scale projects will play a major role in the creation of anchor businesses and institutions alongside small to medium sized developments and adaptive re-use projects which have the ability to respond at speed, and provide diversity, innovation and excitement. There are also opportunities for investments in purpose built student accommodation
2 Great George Street, Leonardo and Thoresby Buildings