The plans will see the site — which is currently a temporary surface car park — redeveloped to deliver the Victoria Gate Hotel.
The building will be designed by architect ACME, and includes spacious rooms, an on-site gym, conferencing facilities, and a new contemporary bar and restaurant on the ground floor.
The new hotel is part of Hammerson’s City Quarters concept, which will provide mixed-use neighbourhoods surrounding Hammerson’s existing flagship destinations across the UK.
This will see it transform many of its city venues beyond pure retail into neighbourhoods offering homes, workspace, hotel space and accessible public realm.
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“Hammerson has a successful track record of creating vibrant continually evolving places in and around thriving European cities, and we are delighted to continue this journey with a prestigious hotel, restaurant and bar for this iconic destination,” said Robin Dobson, UK director of development and project management at Hammerson.
Friedrich Ludewig, director at ACME, added that it was delighted that the application for the hotel was ready to be considered by Leeds planners.
“The layout of the windows in the facade will create a striking impression of a diamond pattern visible from afar, and the open ground floor will create a welcoming counterpoint to the new entrance of the Northern Playhouse opposite.”