BAM’s Latitude Yellow approved by Leeds City Council

A proposal for Latitude Yellow – a new 12-storey sustainable office development by BAM – has been approved by Leeds City Council’s City Plans Panel, following significant support from local stakeholders.

BAM’s Latitude Yellow approved by Leeds City Council

The proposals will be located on the final remaining plot of the former Doncaster Monk Bridge works off Whitehall Road, in the established Leeds West End Business District. Developed by BAM, Latitude Yellow will provide over 200,000 sq. ft. of Grade A commercial office space.

Latitude Yellow has been meticulously designed to create the next generation of high-quality, sustainable office space. With a vision to be the most sustainable new workspace in Leeds, the development will achieve Net-Zero status from day one, totally eliminating the need for fossil fuels throughout the lifetime of the building and relying exclusively on renewable energy sources.

The development will target BREEAM Outstanding and a Nabers rating of 5.5. The design promotes sustainable and active travel, with minimal on-site car parking, premium changing facilities and secure cycle storage areas.

The development has been designed to offer exceptional amenities and access to outdoor space, with the inclusion of a gym, ground floor café, event space, and roof garden. Biodiversity-friendly features include green walls throughout the development and a new public realm.

Over 25% of the budget for Latitude Yellow has been allocated to local social value initiatives, so the development will directly benefit the local community.

The decision to approve the application was taken by the City Plans Panel on 11 April 2024.

Managing Director of BAM Properties, Euan Miller, said: ‘We’re delighted that our application has been approved by Leeds’ City Plans Panel. Sustainability is at the heart of Latitude Yellow and our proposals have had a really positive response from both the local community and senior stakeholders in Leeds. In particular, we’re glad to see the City Plans Panel’s support for the promotion of sustainable city centre travel by limiting the amount of car parking spaces. We’re now aiming to begin work on site later this year.’

Cllr James Lewis, Leader of Leeds City Council, said: ‘The development – which has now seen its planning application approved – will provide much needed, modern office space on brownfield land in a key location for the city centre. It’s encouraging the new building will be Net Zero, setting an example for future office developments on the road to a low carbon future. We welcome the steps they’re taking to ensure all energy and electricity used by the site will be sourced exclusively from renewable energy, as well as the commitment to sustainable construction. We look forward to seeing the building progress and further improving this part of the city centre.’

BAM’s Latitude Yellow approved by Leeds City Council