Growing Places Fund Citu

The LEP’s Growing Places Fund is investing in a major £125 million business and residential development in South Bank Leeds that will see 316 low carbon homes and a footbridge for cyclists and pedestrians.

The LEP’s Growing Places Fund is investing in a major £125 million business and residential development in South Bank Leeds that will see 316 low carbon homes and a footbridge for cyclists and pedestrians.

Officially named the Climate Innovation District, the project is being led by Citu Low Fold LLP and part-funded by the LEP and Leeds City Council’s Revolving Investment Fund.

There is an on-site modular housing manufacturing facility that will develop the houses for the Citu site.

Phase one is under construction and the first homes are now occupied.

The footbridge also funded through Growing Places Fund will connect Citu’s development on both sides of the river. The bridge will be accessible to cyclists and pedestrians and has opened the riverside to members of the public for the first time in that area.

About the Growing Places Fund (LEP Loans)

The Leeds City Region Enterprise Partnership (LEP) Growing Places Fund provides loan funding to kick-start stalled development or infrastructure projects that will create homes, jobs and other economic benefits in Leeds City Region. The initial £35.5m Growing Places Fund investment was provided by Government in 2012, specifically to invest in development schemes that are unable to proceed due to a lack of commercial finance.

Project Lead CITU (Low Fold) LLP
District/ Area Leeds
Business case summary Link here 
Funding Growing Places Fund £1 million
Project Status Activity 6: Delivery
Start and end dates 2016 - 2021
Delivery partners West Yorkshire Combined Authority
Other funders Citu
Get in touch lcr@leedscityregion.gov.uk

This page was last updated in Q4 2019/2020