X1 secures approval for new Leeds neighbourhood

The next stage in the South Bank regeneration scheme has been given the green light, with Leeds City Council unanimously granting planning permission for X1 South Bank, a £210million mixed-use development by developer X1 and property consultancy Knight Knox. To be completed over five phases, X1 South Bank is intended to provide a brand-new…

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Comment on government Housing Infrastructure Fund announcement

Leeds City Council has welcomed a government announcement that a bid for funding of up to £113million for city centre infrastructure investment to support new housing and public spaces has progressed to a shortlisting stage. The Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government has confirmed that Leeds is one of 44 national bids to…

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Full speed ahead for UK’s first dedicated centre for high speed rail technologies and system integration

The University of Leeds is investing £10m to develop the UK’s first dedicated centre for high speed rail technologies and system integration. Offering a ‘complete system’ approach to high-speed rail engineering, it will give the UK an unrivalled centre of excellence for high speed rail planning, design, construction and manufacturing. The Institute for High Speed…

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New strategy to help booming city grow

An innovative new growth strategy aimed at giving the whole of Leeds a chance to make the most of the city’s economic boom has been launched today. The consultation draft of the Leeds Inclusive Growth Strategy was recently approved by the city’s senior councillors, with businesses and stakeholders now being invited to have their…

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