The designated area, part of Holbeck, is located amongst ex-locomotive engineering and manufacturing buildings, some dating back to the 18th century on the south side of the River Aire. Among the listed buildings on the site are Marshall's Mill, Temple Works, Tower Works and the Round Foundry. The 'urban village' concept is being used alongside government investment to encourage building developers to create a mix of residential, business, and leisure facilities.
The Tower Works was topped out in January 2012. Topping out is a completion ceremony for the builders, and usually a VIP is invited to lay the final stone.