Complex has been used as car park since being torn down 12 years ago

A £270m plan to turn the former International Swimming Pool in Leeds city centre into new homes has been given the green light.

The 2.8-acre site, which has been used as a car park since the complex was demolished in 2009, is being developed by a joint venture partnership between Marrico Asset Management and Helios Real Estate.

Lisbon St, Leeds

Source: Rockhunter Ltd

Work on the scheme is expected to start next spring

DLA Architecture’s proposals include two built-to-rent residential towers of 33 and 22 storeys totalling 629 apartments.

These towers include a concierge reception, co-working spaces, lounges, entertainment spaces and wellbeing centre as well as cycle storage and a garden terrace.

There will also be a 24-storey student accommodation block with 548 bed spaces, a 15-storey, 120 key aparthotel with 22,000 sq ft of co-working office space and 131,000 sq ft of grade A-office accommodation, along with further retail and leisure provisions.

Construction is expected to start in spring next year.

The plans also include improvements to the existing pedestrian and cycle way to the edge of the site.

The full project delivery team includes planning consultant Quod, engineer Curtins and design engineer Hydrock.

The swimming pool was designed by brutalist architect John Poulson and opened in 1967 before closing in 2007.