Leeds Canal Mills Nightclub Redevelopment Plan Approved
A former textile mill complex in Armley, Leeds, is set to be redeveloped into 150 new homes. Planning permission has been granted for Rhodes Asset Management to convert the site into apartments, houses, and commercial spaces, Leeds Live reports.
The former mills at the site date back to the 19th century, and are part of the heritage of the city’s cotton and wool industry. In recent times, the complex served as home to the Canal Mills nightclub and live music venue, which was popular with students, but closed in 2019.
The planning application for the redevelopment stated: “The proposal aims to create a high density mixed-use development of very high quality. Apartments are located on the canal frontage, to maximise views where possible.
“The building scale then decreases in height moving towards the listed building adjacent to Armley Road and also away from Castleton mill, along the canal frontage.”
The new complex will include 85 apartments, of which 46 will be one-bed, and 39 two-bed. There will also be 35 two-bed and 28 three-bed townhouses, and seven commercial spaces which will probably be let as retail units. A car park with 149 parking spaces and multiple cycle stores and stands will also be created.
According to Insider Media, amendments have been made to the original plans for the grade II listed buildings, to reduce the scale of the new construction. The unlisted buildings which are in poor condition are set to be demolished. The council have granted full planning permission for the development under delegated powers, subject to conditions.
The officer’s planning report noted that the proposed scheme would deliver accommodation on a sustainable brownfield site close to the city centre, and enable the refurbishment and reuse of a grade II listed building, which will continue to define the Armley Road site frontage.
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