We’re delighted to have received a unanimous resolution to approve from Leeds City Council planning committee for a major, new, mixed-use neighbourhood in the South Bank of Leeds.

To mark the planning decision, the 2m sq ft scheme, previously named City One, has been rebranded as South Village. The new name reflects not only its location within one of the UK’s largest brownfield regeneration sites – South Bank, Leeds – but also the development’s design as a contemporary urban village perfectly suited for modern city living.

South Village could provide up to 1,925 homes, 650,000 sq ft of commercial space and significant landscaped areas, all centred around a curated ‘village green’ the size of a professional sports field, and accessible to both residents and local community alike.

Located just off Meadow Road, South Village has been designed to meet the highest environmental standards, improve connectivity across the south of the city, and will make a significant contribution to Leeds’ target for new housing provision within the city centre.

Positively received today by Leeds City Council’s City Plans Panel, the “exciting” scheme was praised for its potential, which would “change this part of the city altogether”. This futuristic, campus-style development will offer a range of living products for professionals, families, empty nesters and students alike.

A dynamic new place brand has also been developed to accompany the name change, which will be revealed in due course.

Lee Savage, Director at Caddick Developments, said:

“South Village will offer a revolution in city-centre living, transforming this strategically located brownfield site into an ambitious and accessible new neighbourhood. Our proposals are incredibly exciting, having been designed to provide bold, modern architecture, significant public space and enhanced connectivity between Holbeck and the city centre.

“As we work towards submission of a detailed planning application, we will continue to collaborate closely with key partners and the community to bring forward a vibrant new chapter for this part of the South Bank.”

Johnny Caddick, Caddick Group, said:

“We’re delighted to have received the resolution to approve from Leeds planning committee for this transformational new development. South Village is set to redefine contemporary urban living in Leeds, offering all the amenities of a traditional village, while being located in the heart of the city centre.

“Perfectly suited to modern patterns of living and working, South Village has been carefully designed to provide significant public realm and community space, promote active lifestyles and connectivity, and ultimately enable the creation of a dynamic, multi-generational community.”

To find out more and stay up to date, please visit:  https://southvillage.co.uk/ 


We have secured approval to bring forward phase two of a new employment hub at Farington Park, Leyland.

Phase two, which was approved by South Ribble Borough Council, will generate more than 170 jobs once completed.

Following on from the completion and letting success of phase one, up to 1,800 jobs will now be created across the whole scheme.

We have invested more than £500,000 into improving the circular footpath and cycleway adjacent to the scheme, known as the Leyland Loop.

In addition, Farington Park has benefitted from the installation of an outdoor gym, the creation of a seven-acre ecological area featuring extensive planting, and the creation of new habitats for local wildlife.

An ESG driven site specification is in place which includes BREEAM Excellent standards, EPC A, sustainable heating, shower facilities, bike storage, drying rooms, PV enabled roofs, EV charging points and green walking routes throughout the site.

Located on land at the south of the Lancashire Business Park, the design of Farington Park Phase 2 includes four mid-box units, totalling 96,000 sq ft.

Tom Park, associate director at Caddick Developments said: “With its perfect location and high-quality design, this development is set to attract businesses regionally and nationally, and in turn provide a welcome boost to local employment, adding another dimension to our now completed Phase I scheme.”

Sam Royle, a partner at Knight Frank, added: “Having secured a letting on Phase I during construction, our attention now turns to the remaining land, and Phase 2 of Farington Park, Leyland, which we are delighted to be marketing on behalf of Caddick Developments.

“This second phase of development has been tailored to address the acute lack of mid-box supply in the locality and is in response to the continued high levels of demand we are seeing from the local and regional SME market.”

Cushman and Wakefield partner Rob Taylor said: “The strength of the location is underpinned by the 544,000 sq ft letting of Phase 1 to Victorian Plumbing and we have no doubt that Phase II will be equally as successful.

“The quality of building that Caddick Developments deliver is well-known throughout the market and this will ensure we secure early interest in the scheme. The site is within one of the region’s best business parks, providing jobs and environment improvement for the area alongside excellent transport links.”


We have secured planning approval for the final phase of our SOYO development at the heart of Leeds’ cultural quarter.

Blocks A and D were approved by Leeds City Council’s City Plans Panel in November.  Both will provide new student accommodation.

Both blocks will comprise of a mix of studio and cluster flats, with the overall design complementing the rest of the new neighbourhood. Block A will bring 360 student units to the neighbourhood, adding to the 291 units due to be created at Block D.

SOYO began construction in 2019, bringing in a new mixed-use development to the Quarry Hill area, creating a new neighbourhood at the heart of Leeds’ cultural quarter.

The first two buildings, Moda New York Square, opened in 2022, comprising 551 studios and apartments.

The latest buildings, Madison East and Mercer West for Hestia, are due to open to residents in the new year.

Our Associate Director, Alistair Smith, said: “We are pleased to receive approval on both Blocks A and D from Leeds City Council. With this, we can now progress the final phase of SOYO and complete this exemplar development that has already brought significant jobs and investment to the city.

“The consultation phase was very positive, and we received great responses to our proposals for both blocks which helped inform the final presentation of the plans to Leeds councillors. Through our ongoing collaboration with the local community and surrounding cultural institutions, we are already seeing the positive change that SOYO is bringing to this area of Leeds, cementing its status as an exemplar regeneration story for the city.”

Residents at Blocks A and D will benefit from a range of amenities, including a 24hr gym, keyfob secure entry, study and collaboration spaces, and roof-top gardens.

The final phase of the development will also complete the landscaping plans, creating one of the largest landscaped spaces in Leeds.

The project team includes ID Planning, Box Clever, DLG Architects, Fuse Architects, Re-Form Landscape Architecture, Roscoe, Tate Consulting, Richard Boothroyd and Associates, Fore Consulting, Jensen Hughes, Jameson Acoustics, Stroma Building Control, Ridge and Partners and Carbon-Climate-Certified.


We have reached practical completion of Farington Park in Leyland, in preparation for handing over the brand new 544,000 sq ft logistics hub to anchor tenant, Victorian Plumbing, a leading northern-based bathroom supplier.  

This facility, strategically positioned between J28 and J29 of the M6, allows Victorian Plumbing to enhance their operational capabilities and bolstering the quality of new jobs in the region.  

This is a result of a funding deal between Caddick Developments, Goldman Sachs Asset Management and Canmoor, planning permission for phase one Farington Park was granted to Caddick by South Ribble Borough Council in April 2022, following extensive consultation with local residents, businesses and stakeholders. 

Once both phases are fully operational, Farington Park will support up to 1,100 jobs and take its place as one of the region’s most prominent logistics schemes, serving the growing demand for industrial space across the North West.  

Our Development Manager, Tom Park, said: “Our Group structure means that we can work seamlessly with our construction division, giving us the ability to react quickly to both investor and occupier demand in unlocking the full potential of challenging sites. This project is the culmination of many years of work from our teams and we’re particularly pleased to have been able to work alongside an excellent investor partner, Goldman Sachs, to deliver this much needed landmark scheme. The development will address a huge need for high-quality industrial and logistics space within the North West, as well as echoing our commitment for creating spaces which benefit both people and planet.”  

 Construction of the new development, overseen by Caddick Construction, has included a number of features to enhance and increase access to nature. Achieving 20% Biodiversity Net Gain, Farington Park has seen the team de-culvert a nearby river to open up new habitats for local wildlife, alongside committing to extensive landscaping and investing £500,000 to complete a section of the Leyland Loop cycleway.  

 Paul Dodsworth, Caddick Construction Group Managing Director, commented: “Throughout construction, we have worked closely with our Group partners at Caddick Developments to ensure Farington Park serves as a thriving commercial hub for Victorian Plumbing while being sensitive to the local area through a host of biodiversity and sustainability measures. We’re looking forward to continuing this collaboration as we begin the fitout of the unit.”

Throughout construction, the team has also delivered a comprehensive social value strategy, including a host of local opportunities for training and employment. 

 This has included Lancashire student, Isabelle Roberts, who undertook a programme of work experience alongside her A-Levels and has since started a Quantity Surveying apprenticeship with Caddick Construction. 

 Efforts to positively impact the local community also saw the project support four apprentices, two work experience placements and a 77% local workforce, as well as undertaking mentoring and interactive career sessions with Bridgeway School. 

 The team also raised £8,000 for Leyland and Preston-based charities, including work with Chorley-based Inspire Youth Zone, which offers 5,000 local young people a place to connect and learn new skills during the school holidays. 


We’re inviting members of the public to help shape proposals for the latest phase of SOYO, the new neighbourhood at the heart of Leeds’ cultural quarter. The proposal for Block A, which would be the final phase of the development, following a successful round of public consultation held in November 2022 for Block D, which is currently awaiting a decision from Council planners.

The proposals for SOYO Block A seek to bring an additional 360 high-quality student accommodation units, on top of the 291 units in the proposals for Block D. The accommodation will be comprised of a mix of studio and cluster flats, with students able to enjoy the benefits of living in a vibrant and exciting part of the city. The development will benefit from communal spaces such as a gym with 24hr access, dining spaces, gaming areas and a private cinema, as well as providing a café with outside seating and a bank of accessible parking spaces.

Block A will complete the SOYO project, which has already brought jobs and investment to the city and created over 500 new homes to date. It will also allow the full realisation of an ambitious landscaping scheme that’s designed to knit this part of the city back together.

We’re inviting the local community to have their say on these plans through an online feedback portal: https://soyoleeds.com/public-consultation/ 

Alistair Smith, our Associate Director said: “The launch of our consultation for Block A marks another key milestone for SOYO, an entirely new neighbourhood for Leeds which is helping to regenerate and enhance the cultural quarter. We received a great response to our proposals for Block D which helped us to refine the plans, and we were pleased to submit a planning application earlier this year.

Block A will be designed to the highest standard and will play a key role in making SOYO a cultural hotspot for Leeds as well as being a truly exemplar scheme for the city as a whole. We’re looking forward to hearing from the public and receiving their feedback on this exciting next and final phase of our plans for SOYO”

The work for SOYO commenced in 2018 and Block A represents the final phase of the wider development. Blocks E and F are now open, comprising of 551 studios and apartments, with Blocks B and C under construction and set to deliver additional homes upon completion later this year. Once finished, SOYO will occupy over 1 million square feet of high-quality development, incorporating new shops and restaurants, alongside some of the largest landscaped spaces in Leeds.

The public consultation goes live on Wednesday 5 July, and will conclude on Wednesday 19 July. Residents are being encouraged to provide their feedback via the online portal.



Caddick Developments are delighted to have won the award ‘Best Investment Deal’ for their Leeds Valley Park forward funding deal with JLL at Yorkshire Children’s Charity – Commercial Real Estate Awards.

JLL advised Caddick Developments on the forward funding of Leeds Valley Park, an exemplar scheme which comprises six prime urban logistics units ranging between 25,000 and 70,000 sq ft. Situated at Leeds’ premier industrial and distribution location with unrivalled motorway connections to the M1, M621 and nearby to junctions with the M62 and A1(M), the development, which is due for completion in late 2023, will comprise 300,000 sq ft of accommodation across six buildings on a total site area of circa 25 acres.

Providing a welcome economic boost to the local area, Leeds Valley Park will support over 300 jobs during construction, with an additional 500 jobs created when the units are occupied. The mid-box scheme will be EPC A-rated, and benefits from being situated between Junction 44 of the M1 and Junction 7 of the M621.

The development is market-leading and highly anticipated in the Yorkshire & Humberside urban logistics market, set to service demand for much-needed space in a ‘grade A’ location, just 15minutes from the City Centre. It is widely expected to set benchmark rental levels and offers an attractive proposition for occupiers looking to prioritise sustainability and future-proof, given its environmental, social and governance (ESG) credentials. By design, the development highlights will include: BREEAM ‘Very Good’ status, EPC A rating target, PV ready, EV charging points and Cycle provision.

This was a complex transaction that required the input of a number of cross-discipline teams from both vendor and funders including Agency, Building Surveying, Construction, Legal and Planning & Development teams.

A huge well done to all the teams involved in the project.


The latest plans for our SOYO Development at the heart of Leeds’ cultural quarter have now been submitted to Leeds City Council, following positive pre-application discussions and a public consultation exercise.

The proposal for Block D seeks to bring high-quality student residential accommodation to SOYO, comprised of 291 beds. The accommodation will include a mix of studio and cluster flats, with students able to enjoy the benefits of living in a vibrant and exciting part of the city. The design of the building will be of a high quality, complimenting the other parts of the overall SOYO scheme.

The public consultation gave residents, stakeholders and other interested parties the opportunity to comment on proposals and feed into the final submission

Alistair Smith, Associate Director said: “SOYO is a landmark development for Leeds and we’re proud to have brought forward these latest plans for the neighbourhood. We’ve worked closely with partners and local residents to deliver a project that further enhances the area, bringing additional footfall to the cultural quarter and creating a great place to live and work.“

Designed by Leeds-based Fuse Architects, this latest part of the SOYO development will seek to be an exemplar student scheme for the city, adding to an increasingly vibrant neighbourhood. Residents will benefit from a range of amenities, such as; 24hr gym and wellness initiatives, keyfob secure entry, dedicated study and collaboration spaces, and roof-top gardens. The development will also complete a further section of the wider landscaping scheme, including a feature pocket park zone.

The first phase of SOYO, Moda New York Square, opened in autumn last year (2022). Phase two, a development of 331 build to rent (BTR) apartments is currently under construction for Hestia. Once finished SOYO Leeds will create over 1 million square feet of high-quality development, incorporating new shops and restaurants, and including some of the largest landscaped spaces in the city. The application has been managed by ID Planning.


We have had plans to deliver 3 new logistics units at Knowsley Park in Merseyside approved by the local authority. The proposals will result in a significant employment boost to the area and establish the site as Merseyside’s premium ‘mid-box’ logistics scheme.

The site is an extension to Knowsley Industrial Estate prominently situated off the East Lancs Road (A580) Knowsley, which is less than one mile of junction 4 of the M57 and less than 7 miles of junction 6 of the M62.

The industrial estate is currently home to major organisations including Amazon, Matalan and Kammac, making it an ideal location for a range of occupiers and supply-chain organisations. The prominent location sees Manchester and Liverpool within a 45- and 20-minute drive respectively, whilst attracting local, regional, and national business.

The proposed scheme will provide a total of 157,500 sq ft of much needed logistics space across 3 units. ESG and sustainability are an area of increased focus for the groups pipeline of residential and industrial projects therefore these will all be constructed to a BREEAM excellent standard with electric vehicle charging points, air source heat pumps and PV panels installed as some of the onsite sustainable measures. The site will also provide substantial landscaping with a significant biodiversity net gain.

The site provides high quality employment opportunities in manufacturing for those living in the immediate catchment zone of the scheme. The extension will also provide additional employment in transportation and storage, of which is a growing space for employment in the North West.

Tom Park, Our Senior Development Manager in the North West, said:

“Knowsley Park is an exceptional location with almost unparalleled transport links both within the North West and across the UK. We’re proud of the work done to bring this scheme forward and we look forward to continuing our work with a range of regional stakeholders to help bring this first-class development to the market.”

Knowsley Park will add to an impressive list of high-quality logistics developments delivered by Caddick Group, including recent projects which began construction in 2022, including Leeds Valley Park and Farington Park in Leyland.

For any occupational enquiries please contact the agents for the scheme Knight Frank – 0161 833 7714 or Savills – 0161 277 7207


We are inviting residents to help shape proposals for the latest phase of our SOYO Leeds scheme prior to a planning application being submitted.

The proposal for Block D looks to bring student residential accommodation to SOYO, comprising 275 purpose-built residences.

The accommodation will include a mix of studio and cluster apartments.


Alistair Smith, our associate director: “SOYO is an entirely new neighbourhood for Leeds, helping to regenerate a key gateway to the city and enhance the cu

ltural quarter. Our ambitious plans have already seen residents move into New York Square, and these new

proposals – which will see high-quality student living brought to the site – will further enhance the vibrancy of the area. We look forward to working with colleagues and stakeholders to bring these plans to life.”


SOYO is mixed-used development and when finished, it will occupy more than one million sq ft incorporating shops and restaurants as well as some of the largest landscaped open spaces in the city.

SOYO has been under construction since October 2019, with phase one – Moda New York Square – already complete, and phase two – for Hestia – under construction.

The project has already supported 700 jobs for local Leeds residents, with £43.7m spent via local supply chain networks.

The public has until Wednesday 16th November to respond to the consultation.