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Old July 12th, 2011, 02:25 PM   #341
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Don't get too excited, but City Island phase 3 was going to be an office block I think, and it was to be built on the site of the 2 storey business which currently fronts onto the IRR next to the 20 storey block. Passed today, and the building has wire fencing round and a number of portacabins are now on site with yellow jacketed workmen on site.

Think this was a 10 storey proposal. I can't believe they would be starting construction on this site without us knowing something about it, but it certainly looks like something major is happening on the site.
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Old July 12th, 2011, 02:55 PM   #342
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Oo goody! Were there any renders of this 10 storey block? I'm presuming an office block is not going to be red and grey like the residential ones on site
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Old July 12th, 2011, 02:57 PM   #343
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Sounds hopeful. Wonder what the architecture will be like...

Perhaps they got planning permission ages ago but didn't deem construction feasible until now which is why we haven't heard anything.
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Old July 12th, 2011, 03:47 PM   #344
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Hmm... I'd like to be hopeful, but it could just as likely be essential maintenance on the earlier phases of City Island to stop them leaking or collapsing, as the build quality isn't fantastic!

It could also just as likely be preparation for demolishing that building and putting in a surface car park?
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Old July 12th, 2011, 04:06 PM   #345
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Could this be it?

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Old July 12th, 2011, 04:16 PM   #346
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Don't get too excited, but City Island phase 3 was going to be an office block I think, and it was to be built on the site of the 2 storey business which currently fronts onto the IRR next to the 20 storey block. Passed today, and the building has wire fencing round and a number of portacabins are now on site with yellow jacketed workmen on site.

Think this was a 10 storey proposal. I can't believe they would be starting construction on this site without us knowing something about it, but it certainly looks like something major is happening on the site.
Could it just be a case of demolishing the existing warehouse to avoid paying rates and maintenance for that building? Alternatively could it be a case of refurbishing that warehouse for a new tenant?

When you consider there are empty plots closer to the city centre such as Wellington Place, Whitehall Riverside, City Square House and now the former Tetley's site then I can personally see it being a while until an office is developed on that site. Still a new office would certainly be nice right next to the Inner Ring Road. Could a new office for YPN be a possibility (assuming the full closure and eventual redevelopment of the existing Yorkshire Post Newspapers site?)
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Old July 12th, 2011, 05:04 PM   #347
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Could this be it?
Would be nice if it was that design. Would certainly lift the appearance of this side of the IRR. YP news building needs to go along with the monstrosity and embarrassment that is across the way, bridge point is it called? The derelict building?
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Old July 12th, 2011, 05:11 PM   #348
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And the mystery is solved I believe......its not very exciting, I'll warn you now.

https://publicaccess.leeds.gov.uk/on...=LD2AWNJB0FZ00
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And the mystery is solved I believe......its not very exciting, I'll warn you now.

https://publicaccess.leeds.gov.uk/on...=LD2AWNJB0FZ00
Disapointing, although I guess in this day and age it is better than either leaving the warehouse derelict, a flattened waste land or as a surface level car park.
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Old July 12th, 2011, 06:18 PM   #350
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Ah. Bit of an anticlimax there!
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Old July 12th, 2011, 08:06 PM   #351
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All seemed too good to be true. I thought something like a 10 storey office block would have had major publicity if it was starting construction.......how times have changed!!
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Old July 13th, 2011, 02:30 PM   #352
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If City Square House ever actually starts people on this forum are going to soil themselves with excitement.
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Old July 13th, 2011, 02:32 PM   #353
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They are... think you're confused though; this is for City Island not City Square House.
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If City Square House ever actually starts people on this forum are going to soil themselves with excitement.
We've seen the renders already...unless they'res something you're not telling us?
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We've seen the renders already...unless they'res something you're not telling us?
I wish!

What I meant was that City Square House is probably the most impressive project currently on the drawing board, waiting to start. If a significantly less exciting 10 storey block on the edge of the city centre generated this much excitement, just think what it would be like for a landmark project such as CSH.
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If City Square House ever actually starts people on this forum are going to soil themselves with excitement.
Or something that sounds a bit like it.
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Old July 13th, 2011, 08:16 PM   #357
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I wish!

What I meant was that City Square House is probably the most impressive project currently on the drawing board, waiting to start. If a significantly less exciting 10 storey block on the edge of the city centre generated this much excitement, just think what it would be like for a landmark project such as CSH.
Oh right. I've still got my eyes set on the Minerva House redevelopment. I don't think it will ever happen now, but I'd love to see that proposal go forward. It really was in another league.
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Old July 14th, 2011, 02:45 AM   #358
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Oh right. I've still got my eyes set on the Minerva House redevelopment. I don't think it will ever happen now, but I'd love to see that proposal go forward. It really was in another league.
+1, That was beautiful design.
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