From a riverside setting to dinner in the arches to cocktails in the clouds, Granary Wharf has it all…
Fazenda- pay a set price and get all the meat you could wish for
Sky Lounge – Overlook the city with a cocktail in hand
Waterlane Boathouse – enjoy stone-baked pizzas whilst sat by the river
Granary Wharf Barges: Hire a narrow boat and take in the scenery
Water taxi: From Granary Wharf to Leeds dock, grab this for FREE all throughout the year
Brewdenell Beer Festival
Brudenell Social Club is hosting its annual ‘Brewdenell Beer Festival’ from Friday 12th to Sunday 14th January and they’ve promised a bigger and better one than ever before! They’re offering the biggest selection of Yorkshire and British breweries and a flowing variety of ‘around the world’ beers on keg, cask and bottle. Don’t worry about going hungry as you’ll be joined by a host of street food vendors and they will be serving Pieminister pies all weekend! (photo: Google)
Thinking of becoming more cultural with a new year’s resolution? This January sees the beginning of Opera North’s ‘Fatal Passions’ season with the choice of three Italian blockbusters: ‘Madama Butterfly’, ‘Don Giovanni’ and ‘Un ballo in maschera’. (photo: Google)
New York 90s
East 59th are hosting ‘New York 90s’ every Tuesday, starting next Tuesday 9th January. You can expect Hip Hop and cult pop classics Snoop Dog, House of Pain, Madonna, Kiss Kross and Salt & Pepper, alongside £5 cocktails all evening. (photo: East 59th)
With its debut in January 2016, Wharfest is returning to Leeds’ waterfront again this year from 3pm on January 27th! From acoustic acts in Candlebar, to live bands in The Hop and DJs ‘til late at Archie’s, Wharfest is promising to be bigger and better than ever…and all for free! You can also enjoy artisan gins, craft beers and authentic Japanese cuisine courtesy of Edo Sushi at Candlebar, a variety of ales at The Hop with a Jones’ Pie and creamy mash or indulge in a stone baked pizza at Archie’s. (photo: Google)
The next 12 months look hugely exciting for Leeds city centre’s residential property market, with work due to start on more new apartment schemes during 2018 than we have seen for years.
Morgans manages the city centre’s largest apartment portfolio, but the supply of new apartments has been decimated over the last ten years. However demand has never faltered and occupation levels have been almost full throughout – our significant rentals portfolio is currently over 99.5% occupied. With supply running at around 10% of what it was in the previous decade, it doesn’t take much analysis to work out that we are in dramatic under-supply and over-demand.
Whilst this has not been a strong enough dynamic in its own right to trigger an upturn, we are on the verge of a period of significant activity. This is fuelled partly by the notion that Leeds is currently under-valued and is therefore well set for investment growth, the advent of fund backed PRS schemes and, perhaps most significantly, a growing sense that Manchester is may be close to done in this cycle, and that Leeds is the place for investors and funds to be.
With willing renters and buyers and an economy which, according to Cambridge Economics, is showing all the signs of a strong future, the only element missing is fresh supply. We firmly believe, through the activity we are picking up, that 2018 will see more residential starts in the city centre than we have seen for a decade, and we anticipate several fund-backed PRS schemes to fire up, along with a number of high quality prime schemes and a handful of slightly marginal schemes in the fringes.
With fresh residential supply in the city centre, plenty of quality jobs available and a booming leisure, retail and cultural scene, Leeds is well placed to move further towards it’s ambition of becoming one of the UK’s great cities.