Armley: Fresh housing plans for former Upstairs Downstairs site

The site of the proposed development. Photo: Google

Fresh plans for nine houses have been submitted for the site of the former Upstairs Downstairs nightclub in Armley.

Leeds-based developer Trinity 146 has submitted fresh plans at the site, which is also the former home of The Limelight Dance Studio, off Armley Ridge Road.

In 2021, developer Zarina Acquisitions Ltd was granted permission to build a mix of four flats and five houses on the site in 2021, but the development never happened.

The latest plans include seven, four-bedroom houses along two rows of terraces and a block of two five-bedroom properties.

The plans can be viewed in full and commented upon here.

The former Upstairs Downstairs site in Armley Ridge Road has already been demolished. Photo: Google, 2020


In October 2018 a fire broke out at the empty Upstairs Downstairs building, which took West Yorkshire Fire Service three hours to get under control.

The blaze tore through the former Upstairs Downstairs club, which opened in 1975 and closed in 2009.

After the club’s closure, the building stood empty before it became home to Limelight Dance Studio, and in 2016, Little People Nurseries submitted a planning application to turn the former nightclub into a nursery. Those plans were approved in January 2017 but the interested business never moved in. The former nightclub building was demolished several years ago.

Housing plans for the site were approved in 2021, but again the development never came to fruition.

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