Employer’s Agent Project Management Quantity Surveying Residential

Water Lane

375 BtR Homes in Leeds

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McLaren Living





Structural and Civil Engineer


MEP Consultant

Hoare Lea

Water Lane is anchored on high-quality public realm, landscaping and a mix of engaging communal and amenity space, focused on the resident experience

Designed by Carey Jones Chapman Tolcher (CJCT), the Build to Rent scheme will transform the vacant former car park site into a vibrant, residential led neighbourhood. Water Lane will deliver 375 new homes comprising a mix of apartments. Amenities include residents’ lounges, shared workspaces, gym and events areas – with roof gardens on the 1st, 9th, and 14th floors. At ground level of Water Lane, there will be gardens with a rich biodiverse mix of plants. Water Lane will also have a vibrant concierge area providing a welcoming space to sit, relax and meet, which also connects to the residents’ gym. The first-floor flexible amenity space connects directly to extensively landscaped communal space, along with co-working space, private dining area, and a spinning/yoga studio, creating an integral part of residents’ experience and communal life.

Project highlights



30,000 sqft

External Amenity

Entrance of Water Lane Build to Rent scheme in Leeds McLaren Living BTR News

Circle was initially appointed as project manager for the Water Lane project, advancing the tendering and procurement in parallel with managing RIBA Stage 4 design.

A key focus of Water Lane, working alongside McLaren Living, was supply chain engagement – later assisting the procurement of the preferred main contractor.

Upon the conclusion of Stage 4 design, Circle extended their Project Management role with the Quantity Surveyor appointment.



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