OUR VISION FOR MABGATE CAMPUS


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INTRODUCTION

Leeds City College is an education provider catering for more than 20,000 students. Over the past decade, the college has grown significantly, and as part of its commitment to provide 'inspiring education facilities', it has invested heavily in new and existing campuses.

Since 2010, we have developed new facilities, including our Printworks Campus on the South Bank of the City Centre, and our new Quarry Hill Campus, which first opened in 2019.

Leeds City College is still growing, and we need to keep looking at how our spaces best serve our students and staff, and the skills needs of the wider region. As such, we propose developing a site in the Mabgate area of Leeds.

OUR DRAFT PLANS

Leeds City College is proposing that we develop a site to the north of the A64 York Road (as viewed above - click here to see the site in its context on a map). As such, we are submitting an outline planning application to Leeds City Council, which will allow us to further develop plans and better use the space that is available.

The plans we've developed are at an early stage, but we are asking Leeds City Council to agree to our development, which we believe will help bring investment and regeneration to the area, whilst helping to provide much-needed community space.

Designed by Leeds-based architecture practice Cartwright Pickard, our plans include teaching space, a residential element (which will increase the availability of housing in the area) and recreational facilities.



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WHAT'S NEXT?

As part of these plans, we are consulting with the public, businesses, community groups and other interested parties, about our proposal. Because the application we are submitting is an outline plan, there will be an opportunity to comment on the specific details as the project progresses.

All of the sites that Leeds City College has developed to date, have been done with the communities they sit in at the front of minds. Therefore, we see opening an ongoing dialogue with residents and those working in and around Mabgate, as highly important to the eventual success of a new campus.

OUR COMMITMENT

We see the success of our developments as being built on strong community foundations. As such, we will undertake to keep you updated with our plans, and involve you during the next stages, when we'll be able to give you more details.




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