Plans to open a 10-storey boutique hotel on the site of a disused Leeds city centre car park have been unveiled, with negotiations said to be in advanced stages with a “worldwide known boutique hotel operator who sees this as an opportunity to develop their brand in Leeds”.
The £12m project would involve the demolishment of the 1970s mechanical stacker car park on Greek Street and the Arkbar’s restaurant building next door, to be replaced with a 10-storey, four-star boutique hotel designed by Kilmartin, Plowman and Partners Ltd.
Artists impressions have been drawn up for the buidling, but planning application has not yet been submitted, according to a report in the Yorkshire Evening Post.
“Greek Street has lost its sparkle over the last few years,” Tony Plowman from Kilmartin, Plowman and Partners Ltd told a Leeds City Council plans panel.
“Bond Court is a missed opportunity, which probably has the biggest footfall in the city in that gap. We want open up the gap and the route through Greek Street and Bond Court,” he added.
Councillors were broadly supportive of the scheme, according to the Yorkshire Evening Post. However questions were raised about the lack of car parking at the hotel itself.