£68 million towers will create 463 homes in city centre

Monday 22nd May 2023, Leeds: John Sisk & Son (Sisk) and developer HUB celebrated a major milestone by topping out its UNCLE Leeds residential project, also known as Latitude Purple at Whitehall Road, Leeds city centre.

The UNCLE Leeds £68 million development, which is due to be complete in April 2024, sits on the previous site of Doncaster Monkbridge Iron and Steelworks, and consists of two residential buildings at 17 and 21 storeys tall. The topping out ceremony took place on the 17-storey tower block. The project is Sisk and HUB’s first residential development in Leeds and will deliver 463 homes.

The two buildings will sit over a single level of basement, with a single storey podium deck over the basement between the two buildings. The podium will boast a landscaped area which will be accessible to the residents of the buildings, accessible from the first floors.

At ground floor, car parking will be available beneath the podium deck. Car parking and bicycle holds will also be available in the basement, where storage, MEP plantrooms and water tanks will also be situated.

This project complements the Sisk civil engineering presence in the Leeds city region which has delivered several projects including, Leeds Public Transport Investment Programme (LPTIP).

Alan Rodger, Managing Director, UK North, Sisk said: “We are delighted to make this vision become a reality for our client, HUB. Sisk is thrilled to have reached the milestone of topping out which supports the Leeds skyline expansion and next phase of flourishing BTR offering in the city. On behalf of Sisk, I would like to congratulate all of my colleagues and supply chain partners for their efforts in getting us to this stage.”

Damien Sharkey, Managing Director, HUB said: “People and communities are at the heart of everything we do, and topping out brings us a step closer to realising the benefits this scheme will deliver for the local people of Leeds. In the context of the current housing crisis, this is an especially exciting milestone for Latitude Purple, which will provide the city with hundreds of much-needed homes when it completes in April next year.”

Lord Mayor of Leeds, Bob Gettings said: “It was a pleasure to be invited by Sisk to attend the topping out ceremony and witness first-hand how well our city is flourishing and how our skyline continues to grow and change. I was very impressed with the development - once finished it will bring high quality, well-connected homes, and community facilities to this increasingly vibrant area of Leeds.”



Barry Ryan

Senior External Communications Officer, Sisk

Tel: 00 353 87 380 0578

Email: ba.ryan@sisk.ie

Editor’s notes:

About Sisk

Sisk is an innovative, international construction and engineering company, experienced in delivering high-quality projects across the UK, Ireland and Europe. With a group turnover of over €1.5bn and an industry-leading balance sheet, Sisk has the strong financial platform, track record and capacity to be a total solutions provider. Sisk works collaboratively with clients to deliver complex projects, to understand key project drivers, and provide best value.

Sisk believes that building the infrastructure of the future means doing so sustainably. Having launched their 2030 Sustainability Roadmap, Building today, Caring for tomorrow, they have already started meeting key milestones in this journey to reducing carbon. The 2030 Roadmap outlines an ambitious set of targets and actions, aligned with UN Sustainable Development Goals.

Sisk is an ambitious business, focused on maintaining a sustainable business that is both profitable and continues to uphold the core company values of Care, Integrity and Excellence.

For more see www.johnsiskandson.com

About HUB

HUB is a progressive developer creating living places, with a focus on Build to Rent. Established in 2012, HUB has more than 5,500 homes completed or under development across the UK.

Known for developing one of London’s first institutionally backed BTR schemes, The Rehearsal Rooms in North Acton, as well as Boiler House and Material Store in Hayes, and Hoola London at the Royal Victoria Dock, HUB’s current projects include a major mixed-use scheme in Maidenhead town centre, a creative hub in Canonmills, Edinburgh, the regeneration of a six-acre site in Digbeth, Birmingham and creation of 951 homes to the west of Leeds city centre.

HUB puts people at the centre of design and builds strong relationships with local communities and partners, delivering long-lasting positive impact through collaboration.