Waterside Places secured planning consent for the site in 2006, and over four years transformed what was a derelict car park, into a fantastic new destination featuring a contemporary selection of apartments, hotel, commercial spaces and a revitalised waterside.
The first of the area’s now award-winning residential developments, the eye-catching copper-clad Waterman’s Place, was completed 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. In 2014, the construction of a keenly anticipated walkway will directly link Granary Wharf to Leeds train station has commenced and will be completed in 2016.
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 which complement the contemporary hotel DoubleTree by Hilton, which sits between the two residential blocks and offers the stunning 13th Floor SkyLounge bar.
Visit the Granary Wharf website www.granarywharf.co.uk for more details.
Last date edited: 17 January 2017