Leeds Crane Survey 2018

Taking up new residence

We have seen a long-awaited resurgence of residential development in Leeds City Centre and expect this developer confidence to continue to strengthen through 2018 and beyond. Leeds has a healthy city centre economy with improved job opportunities as a result of the significant increase in office space under construction, the second highest volume in a decade.

The key findings show:

  • 16 new schemes have started, above the annual average number of 13
  • New construction activity has been led by the residential sector with 1,586 residential units under construction, the highest since 2008. 
  • Office space under construction has increased significantly, from 460,690 sq ft in 2016 to 771,331 sq ft. 
  • Four new starts in the education sector in 2017 adding over half a million sq ft into the development pipeline.
  • 2017 saw the highest number of hotel bedrooms (385) delivered in our survey history

Explore our findings

City Core
Other Fringe
Water Fringe

Scheme number:

Scheme name:





Completion date:


Space available sq ft:


Development pipeline


Volume of new starts

Office volume under construction

About Deloitte Regional Crane Surveys

The Deloitte Regional Crane Survey reports on development activity, examining the key sectors and external market factors influencing city centre construction.

Research is also available on:

Did you find this useful?