Hume House is set to be demolished to make room for the Yorkshire gritstone-clad skyscraper
WITH Victoria Gate’s ribbon well and truly cut, you might be looking for the next big development to get excited/moan about (delete as applicable). Well, how does the sound of a new skyscraper take your fancy/get you riled up?
The 40-storey tower is proposed for the site of Wade Lane’s Hume House, just up the road from the Merrion Centre in the booming arena quarter. The existing property at location was bought earlier this year for £3.55million, and is set to be demolished to make room for the Yorkshire gritstone-clad skyscraper.
Standing at 126 metres it’s set to become the tallest building in Leeds (and by extension, Yorkshire) - towering over nearby Sky Plaza’s comparatively puny 106 metre, 36-storey frame, with only Bridgewater Place (112m) coming close.
Touted as an opportunity to enhance the public realm in the area, the primary use of the building will be student accommodation - housing over 750 student rooms - with 2,370 sq ft of the ground floor being dedicated to commercial space. The remainder for student amenities such as a dining room, lounge, laundry, library and cinema, with a gym on floor 39 - eliminating the need for step-machines.