The Victoria Gate Hotel
Hammerson hits further milestone with City Quarters concept as plans submitted in Leeds
Scheduled for Late 2021 – 205 Rooms
The Victoria Gate Hotel is part of Hammerson's City Quarters concept, which will create vibrant mixed-use neighbourhoods surrounding Hammerson's existing flagship destinations, in thriving locations in the UK. The concept will see Hammerson transform many of its city venues beyond pure retail into successful neighbourhoods providing homes, workspace, hotel space and accessible public realm. This announcement follows the recent submission of mixed-use planning applications for Martineau Galleries in Birmingham, the Goodsyard in Shoreditch and a residential development adjacent to Dundrum in Dublin.
The submission follows on from a pubic consultation held last month where the response to the new hotel was overwhelmingly positive. 92% of respondents said that they supported the plans and believed that the proposals would support the continued growth of the city and cultural quarter.
The iconic building will regenerate the land between Eastgate Roundabout, Dyer Street and St Peter's Street (A61) to the east of Victoria Gate multi storey car park. The site currently has temporary permission for the surface car park although this is set to expire in October 2021.
The building is designed by ACME, the same architect that planned and delivered Victoria Gate. The facade draws design cues from Leeds's rich textile industry heritage creating a close visual relationship with the rest of the development. Alongside 205 spacious rooms, an on-site gym and conferencing facilities; a new contemporary bar and restaurant on the ground floor will welcome both guests and visitors to the city.
The hotel will support 50 full and part-time jobs on completion, whilst up to 980 jobs could also be supported during the construction period.