Decision details

Getting Building Fund: Leeds City Centre 'Grey to Green'

Decision Maker: Managing Director

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes


Approval for the scheme to progress through Activity 5 (Full Business Case with finalised costs) and work commence on Activity 6 (Delivery).


To approve that the Grey to Green scheme (Stage 1 – Corn Exchange) proceeds through decision point 5 and work commences on activity 6 (Delivery).


To approve the Combined Authority’s contribution of £0.400 million for the delivery costs of the Stage 1 Corn Exchange works to be funded from the Getting Building Fund. The total scheme value for the Corn Exchange element is £1.186 million. The overall Grey to Green project has a total value of £11.886 million.


To approve £0.915 million for development costs for project management and design work to be funded from the Getting Building Fund, for the Stage 2 Meadow Lane, Stage 3 Crown Point Road and Stage 4 Sovereign Square Footbridge elements of the scheme. 


The Combined Authority enters into a funding agreement with Leeds City Council for expenditure of up to £1.315 million from the Getting Building Fund.

Reasons for the decision:

To enable delivery of additional public realm improvements in the area linked to the Corn Exchange Gateway scheme, utilising redundant highways land.


To enable development work to continue on the other stages of the ‘Grey to Green’ scheme to address low levels of greenspace and poor-quality public realm in areas of Leeds city centre and improve walking and cycling connectivity to the city centre for the communities that surround it.

Publication date: 01/04/2021

Date of decision: 29/03/2021

Effective from: 13/04/2021

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