Steel frame erection marks the first progressive signs of the 300,000 sq ft retail and leisure park underway at the £400m Thorpe Park masterplan, one of the largest schemes in the Leeds City Region.
Designed by The Harris Partnership (THP), THP lodged an application on behalf of Scarborough International Properties and Legal &General Capital in May 2016, detailing the appearance, landscaping, layout and scale of the retail and leisure heart of the scheme which will be linked to a retail terrace of 25 shops and 11 restaurants by a 16-metre wide central plaza running east to west through the development.
PureGym announced last week it has agreed to take a 17,000 sq ft unit for a large gym floor and class studios at the forthcoming retail and leisure park, following Boots, Next, M&S Simply Food, TK Maxx and The Outfit in taking major stores alongside ODEON with a 60,000 sq. ft. multi-screen, 2000-seat cinema.
The overall masterplan includes further leisure and hotel space and 140 acres of public park and sports facilities with substantial square footage set aside for office accommodation and second phase residential development of 300 new homes.