Detailed plans and dramatic images for a “world-class” residential and leisure-led regeneration scheme have been unveiled at the 4.2-acre former Doncaster Monkbridge site in Leeds. The site was first surveyed by Met Consultancy Group in 2006, and includes a grade II-listed former railway viaduct, which will remain a key feature of the new development.
Drawing inspiration from New York’s famous High Line, proposals incorporate apartments and a public park on the viaduct upper level, with commercial space for shops, cafes, bars and restaurants below. A glazed covered space between the two viaduct limbs will connect the upper and lower levels.
Met first surveyed the site in 2006 and 2007, laser scanning the listed viaduct to capture the features and geometry of the railway arches and the parapets. The original proposals for the site became a victim of the financial crisis shortly after 2007, but having subsequently attracted new investment, Met carried out a survey update in 2016 and are thrilled the project is now going ahead.
We’re looking forward to the prospect of new residential development, commercial uses of the viaduct and Leeds’ own version of the High Line.
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