McLaren to build 45-storey tower in Leeds


McLaren has been approved for a new mixed-use development in Leeds’ West End. 

Wellington Square. Credit: McLaren.

Wellington Square, delivered by the group’s Living and Property businesses, includes a 45-storey residential tower with 464 flats alongside two office buildings spanning around 364,000 sq. ft. 

Around 10,000 sq. ft of shared amenity space, ground floor lounge, a fitness and wellbeing studio, ground floor commercial space and sky lounge are also planned.  

The offices, standing 14 and 15 storeys, are targeting a BREEAM ‘Outstanding’ rating and NABERS 6*. 

The new development, designed by Howells Architects, will transform a 2.47-acre city centre site within the Innovation Arc. 

Project team 

  • Gardiner & Theobald – PM/QS 
  • ID Planning – planning consultant 
  • Meinhardt – structural/civil engineer 
  • Atelier 10 & Crookes Walker – MEP 

Matthew Biddle, MD at McLaren Living, said, “Our aim is to bring forward the residential as the first phase of the development. The hexagonal tower will be a new landmark on the Leeds skyline with striking architecture, delivering new homes with wonderful views across Leeds with access to a wide range of amenities on site including an outstanding sky-lounge on the 45th floor set within high quality public realm.” 

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