SOYO | New York Square

Phase One of a residential and cultural quarter for Leeds

Project summary

  • Client: Caddick Developments Ltd/Moda Living
  • Location: Leeds
  • Sector: Masterplanning / Residential & BTR
  • Size: 274,428 sqft
  • Value: N/A
  • Status: Completed


  • Building Awards UKResidential Project of the Year | Finalist | 2023
  • Insider Media Property Awards Residential Project of the Year | Winner | 2023
  • Constructing Excellence Awards [North]Project of the Year | Winner | 2023
  • Constructing Excellence Awards [North]Best Residential Project | Winner | 2023
  • Fitwel Certification3-star Rated | 2022


The first phase of the ambitious SOYO masterplan, New York Square delivers 515 build-to-rent apartments in two towers, with far-reaching views over the ever-evolving Leeds skyline.

Alongside the high-quality apartments, the development provides extensive residential amentiy including a residents’ gym, co-working space, extensive lounges, a private-hire dining room and cinema. At street level, commerical units flank the central boulevard whilst a rooftop skylounge and terrace provides valuable communal indoor and outdoor space.

The development is 3-Star Fitwel rated – the world’s foremost measure of wellbeing in building design and operation – cementing Moda New York Square’s stance on occupant happiness and the city’s ‘healthiest place to live’.

“Projects like SOYO represent a huge investment in Leeds. This development will deliver new homes, commercial spaces and new landscaped areas – all things that will improve the physical built environment. As part of the team developing Caddick’s wider ESG approach, I’m also hugely proud that we’ve been able to deliver the ambitious social value targets we set for ourselves, in spite of the challenges of the pandemic”

Myles Hartley | MD, Caddick Developments

Phase 1 of the Soyo Masterplan

Completed in 2023, New York Square has received critical and commercial acclaim. Finalist and winner of multiple regional and national awards, it has been hailed as an exemplar of both successful Build to Rent development and urban regeneration.

Historic Quarry Hill model.
Entrance lobby.
Residents' Dining Room.
Residents' skylounge.
Residents' skylounge.
View from the Playhouse.
Roof terrace.
Residents' gym.