Decision details

Design and Cost Report, Proposed Redevelopment 6-32 George Street

Reference: D55645

Decision Maker: Executive Board

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes


To endorse a post pandemic scheme for the redevelopment of the subject site to provide a 143 bed hotel with ground floor commercial units.


The Director of City Development submitted a report on the Council’s long-held ambition to regenerate George Street and create both a new ‘front door’ to Kirkgate Market and improve connectivity and linkage with the Victoria Gate development, Leeds Central Bus Station and beyond to the new developments on Quarry Hill. The report sought approval to a revised, post-pandemic delivery structure for the redevelopment of George Street, with the City Council taking the role of developer of a 143-bed hotel over ground floor commercial units and a potential Council operated leisure and wellbeing facility.


In welcoming the proposals, Members highlighted the beneficial impact from the redevelopment of George Street upon Kirkgate Market.


Following consideration of Appendix 1 to the submitted report designated as being exempt from publication under the provisions of Access to Information Procedure Rule 10.4(3), which was considered in private at the conclusion of the public part of the meeting, it was



(a)  That the contents of the submitted report be noted, and that the proposed post-pandemic delivery structure for the redevelopment of George Street, as detailed within the submitted report, be endorsed;


(b)  That an injection of £9.261m into the Capital Programme (existing Scheme No, 32544/GEO) be authorised, and that Authority to Spend of the same for the proposed redevelopment of George Street, be approved;


(c)  That the provisionally agreed Heads of Terms for the grant of an Agreement for Lease and Lease to the proposed hotel operator, as detailed in exempt Appendix 1 to the submitted report, be approved;


(d)  That the necessary authority be delegated to the Director of City Development, to enable the Director to take all subsequent decisions that may be necessary for the delivery of the redevelopment of George Street, with the concurrence of the Executive Member for Infrastructure and Climate.

Reason Key: Financial Impact>£500K;

Wards Affected: Little London and Woodhouse;

Portfolio Holder: Executive Member for Infrastructure and Climate

Other reasons / organisations consulted

The revised development scheme will be subject to Planning consultation as part of the Planning and Listed Building application to be brought forward.


Market Management Board

Contact: Andrew Gledhill, Senior Surveyor 0113 3787678 Email:

Report author: Andrew Gledhill

Publication date: 26/09/2022

Date of decision: 21/09/2022

Decided at meeting: 21/09/2022 - Executive Board

Effective from: 01/10/2022

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