The first of the area's now award-winning residential developments, the eye-catching copper-clad Waterman's Place, was completed in early 2009 and all apartments sold by the end of 2012. The much-admired cylindrical Candle House was completed in 2010. Each of the residential buildings has its own communal terrace garden, offering stunning views across the city, the glistening waterfront and the Yorkshire Dales beyond.
Connectivity was key to the regeneration process, and as part of the development a new walkway was created, the Waterman's Bridge, which provides another route from the Wharf to the city centre. Another walkway directly linking Granary Wharf to Leeds train station was also keenly anticipated.
The commercial units at Granary Wharf combine the heritage of the area with a modern offering, with the original railway arches now home to a thriving community of independent bars and cafes. These complement the contemporary hotel DoubleTree by Hilton, which sits between the two residential blocks and offers the stunning 13th Floor SkyLounge bar.