5th September 2023

Practical completion achieved at Tower Works, Leeds

Congratulations to the project team at Tower Works, Leeds who have achieved practical completion of 245 new homes.

Sir Robert McAlpine has achieved practical completion of 245 new homes at the historic Tower Works scheme on Globe Road in Leeds city centre.

Tower WorksThe 23,500 sq ft build to rent (BTR) scheme, which sits alongside the Leeds & Liverpool Canal, has been built by Sir Robert McAlpine on behalf of the joint venture partnership of Ask Real Estate and Richardson, in conjunction with Homes England.

In 2021, Legal & General (L&G) provided £57m funding for the scheme, which is now its third BTR scheme in the city including Mustard Wharf, which is adjacent to the site. L&G will market both schemes as the neighbourhood of Mustard Wharf.

Designed by Ryder Architects, Tower Works features two residential buildings with studio, 1, 2 and 3-bedroom apartments and duplexes, ground floor commercial spaces and areas of public realm. Located to the south of the railway station, it creates a new pedestrian route through from the city centre to the Holbeck Urban Village neighbourhood. 

Tower Works has achieved WiredScore Platinum certification, making it the first residential development in Leeds to attain the globally-recognised verification of infrastructure connectivity. The accreditation confirms that the properties are digitally future-proofed and have the best possible level of connectivity.

Reaching practical completion at Tower Works represents a momentous milestone in the transformation of this historic site.

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Craig Allen

Craig Allen, Sector Director

Sir Robert McAlpine

Reaching practical completion at Tower Works represents a momentous milestone in the transformation of this historic site. It presents a wonderful opportunity to honour the remarkable efforts of the entire project team, while also celebrating the local, social and economic impact of the project.

Close From Craig Allen, Sector Director

We’ve worked in close partnership with our joint venture partner Richardson and our contractor Sir Robert McAlpine to achieve completion, taking a highly collaborative effort from the outset. It’s a real achievement for the team to now mark the handover of this landmark residential scheme to L&G having overcome the multiple challenges of Covid, Brexit and rising construction costs.

John Hughes Ask Real Estate

Commenting on behalf of Homes England, Ian Hall, Senior Development Manager, North East, Yorkshire and The Humber said:

“The completion of this latest phase of Tower Works represents the fulfilment of a long-held ambition to provide a new exciting and modern chapter in the life of this historic site. We are delighted to see the delivery of high-quality homes in a landmark location which will bring economic and social benefits into this part of Holbeck and contribute to the redevelopment of the wider South Bank area of the city.” 

The delivery team also included engineering firm WSP and project managers and QS Faithful and Gould.