Plans approved for a 205-bedroom hotel in Leeds

Leeds City Council has approved plans for a new 205-bedroom hotel adjacent to Victoria Gate shopping centre.

Real estate investment company Hammerson, which owns and manages Victoria Leeds has announced the new build will be a 14-storey hotel which includes an on-site gym, conferencing facilities, car park and a ground-floor bar and restaurant

The hotel is also expected to create 50-full time jobs when it opens.

Hammerson is currently in discussions with an international hotel brand looking to bring a new boutique hotel to Leeds for visitors and professional travellers.

Robin Dobson, UK director of development and project management at Hammerson said, “Delivering on our City Quarters concept is a key priority for Hammerson and this is our third planning consent in the last twelve months. 

“Not only does this mark an important step in our wider plans to create a thriving new cultural quarter in Leeds City Centre, it also demonstrates progress in our wider strategy to support our existing assets by moving beyond pure retail.”

This news follows confirmation that the group’s mixed-use plan for Birmingham city centre, Martineau Galleries, also received the green light.

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