GMI to build 14-storey Leeds hotel
January 20, 2020 – GMI Construction Group has been confirmed as main contractor for a new 14-storey hotel in Leeds.
Property management business Marrico has submitted a planning application for 331 room scheme which sits on the last remaining plot on Sovereign Square in the city.
It has been designed by Leeds-based architectural practice DLA Design, with the façade taking inspiration from the surrounding architecture and Leeds merchandising and textile history.
The project will support around 190 construction jobs.
GMI Divisional Managing Director Lee Powell said: “Sovereign Square is one of the most sought-after destinations within Leeds and an extremely high-profile development. GMI are delighted to have been appointed by Marrico to deliver the final phase of this development and bring forward another high-quality hotel development.
Mark Barnes, partner at Marrico, said: “We are pleased to be able to share plans for a new hotel within the final remaining development site at Sovereign Square. The site is superbly located for hotel use from both business and visitors to the city being adjacent to the station, business core and the vibrant retail and leisure offer Leeds provides.”