Land Securities has submitted a planning application to extend the retail selling space of the White Rose Centre in Leeds.

An additional 120,000 sq ft of retail space is being planned, enabling the extension of stores including the existing Primark and Debenhams stores.

Land Securities is submitting the application to Leeds City Council later this year. The plans also include a cinema and four new catering outlets.

Land Securities portfolio director Gerald Jennings said: “An indication of the centre’s strong performance over the past 15 years is the fact that Debenhams, which has been at White Rose since the centre opened, is looking to increase its floorspace and Primark, which opened in 2006, also wishes to expand.   

“These improvements will add to the vibrancy of White Rose and contribute to its future success, while ensuring that the centre remains competitive and continues to provide employment opportunities.”

Land Securities is building another centre in the city – Leeds Trinity – that is set to open next year.

The proposals for White Rose will be on display at a public exhibition being held at the Alexandra Hall in Morley Town Hall between 11am and 8pm on September 14 and at White Rose Shopping Centre from 10am to 5pm onSeptember 15.