Towers for Leeds

A £270 million development proposal to transform the former International Swimming Pool site at Lisbon Street in Leeds city centre has been granted full planning consent by Leeds City Council.


The 2.8-acre strategic site, which has been used as a car park since the pools’ demolition in 2009, has been the subject of much scrutiny around its development potential due to its gateway location.

DLA Architecture has designed the much-anticipated landmark development on behalf of Lisbon Street Developments, a joint venture partnership between Marrico Asset Management and Helios Real Estate.

Plans for Lisbon Street include two BTR residential towers of 33 and 22 storeys offering 629 apartments, a 24-storey student accommodation building with 548 bed spaces, a 15-storey, 120 key aparthotel with 22,000 sq ft of co-working office space & 131,000 sq ft of Grade A office accommodation, along with further retail and leisure provisions. The plans also include improvements to the existing pedestrian and cycle way to the edge of the site.

Construction is ear-marked to commence in spring 2022.