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Leeds construction activity soars to highest level in 15 years

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Leeds construction activity soars to highest level in 15 years

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Construction activity in Leeds city centre has soared to its highest level since 2007, according to a city tower crane count.

Planning consultant DPP carried out a visual survey across the city that revealed there are 30 active tower cranes operating within the city centre.

This is believed to be the first time there has been this many tower cranes in use for 15 years, following a similar exercise in the last city boom.

Oliver Corbett, principal planner at DPP, said: “The Leeds skyline is being dominated by tower cranes, which is a real positive for the city.

“Investors are taking note of Leeds’ strong economy, cultural offerings, such as LEEDS 2023 Year of Culture, and student population, which is one of the largest in the UK, and clearly see the city as a great location for sustainable new developments.”

The rise in activity is being driven by a boom in city centre living, which has seen a raft of new apartment developments aiming to meet demand for homes, including New York Square by Moda Living and The Headline by Grainger, with new schemes such as Tower Works due to come to the market shortly.

Written by Aaron Morby - Construction Enquirer.