Hammerson submits application for 205-bed hotel in Leeds
Hammerson, which owns and manages Victoria Leeds, has submitted plans for a new 205-bed hotel adjacent to its retail and leisure destination, Victoria Gate. The plans will see the site, which is currently a temporary surface car park, redeveloped to provide a new flagship hotel.
The submission follows on from a pubic consultation held last month where the response to the new hotel was overwhelmingly positive as 92 per cent 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 hotel will support 50 full and part-time jobs on completion, whilst up to 980 jobs could also be supported during the construction period.
Robin Dobson, UK director of development and project management at Hammerson said: “This is an important next step in our City Quarters concept, which will see us develop the area into a thriving cultural quarter adjacent to Victoria Leeds. It is hugely encouraging to have received such strong support for the proposals, and I would like to thank the local community for sharing their thoughts with us ahead of submission.”