Town Centre Securities PLC, the Leeds based property investor and car park operator, today announces progress with its development scheme at Whitehall Riverside, as well as an agreement with NHS Trust to open a medical centre at Merrion shopping centre.

Whitehall Road offices receive planning permission
TCS has secured planning consent for an eight story, 70,000 square foot office with 38 parking spaces on a brownfield plot on Whitehall Road, Leeds.

The development forms part of the TCS Whitehall Riverside scheme which includes 300,000 square foot of premium office space, a 500 space multi-storey car park and significant public realm and is linked to the already established walkway and pedestrian bridge.

It is expected that work on the scheme will begin later this year, subject to part pre-let, for which negations are in hand.

NHS Trust to open at Merrion Centre
TCS has completed a £6m agreement with NHS Trust for a 7,000 sqft health clinic in the Merrion Centre.

The centre is expected to open in autumn 2015 and will fulfil the NHS and Leeds City Council’s pledge to provide a more efficient and integrated health service in Leeds. It is anticipated that the centre will see c.45,000 visitors a year.

Edward Ziff, Chairman and Chief Executive, commented:
“We are delighted to have secured planning permission for the next phase of development in our Whitehall Riverside Scheme in Leeds and to have done so before the new community infrastructure levy was put in place. The site is in a strategic position, with excellent access and we look forward to significant progress being made over the next year.

“Separately, we are very pleased that the NHS Trust has chosen the Merrion Centre as the site for its new health centre. We believe it will be a significant benefit for the local community.”