Joint venture scoops £155m contract on Ian-Simpson-designed twin towers in Leeds

Carillion has secured a £155m contract to build the Ian Simpson-designed Lumiere Development in Leeds, as part of a joint venture with KW Linfoot and the Frasers Property Group.

The contract involves the construction of two mixed-use, high-rise towers in the west end area of Leeds. Tower 1 will be 55 stories and Tower 2, 32 storeys.

When complete project will be the latest to hold the title of tallest residential development in Europe.

Carillion chief executive John McDonough said: “We are delighted to have secured this prestigious project, which will provide a focal point for the regeneration of the West End area of Leeds.”

The apartments in Tower 2 will be designed by Philippe Starck.

An enclosed winter garden will link the two towers at ground floor level and car parking will be provided at three basement levels.

Construction will take four years.