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6 Leeds Construction Projects To Make Note Of
It’s all go, go, go for construction in Leeds at the moment – which we here at Leeds scaffolding company Burflex can certainly attest to. But just what projects are ongoing at the moment and which are about to start? Here are a few that have caught our eye in recent weeks and months.
According to Bdaily News, an additional 700 new homes are going to be built on the Skelton Gate site in the Leeds Aire Valley, which will bring the total number of properties up to 1,800. The mixed-use sustainable community will also include a primary and secondary school, a local centre and convenience store and public open spaces.
This is going to be converted into an apartment block by Leeds City Apartments, with 52 new homes set to be built. There will be a mix of one and two-bed apartments, designed by Brewster Bye Architects, according to LeedsLive.
Managing director of the architect firm Chris Austin was quoted by the news source as saying: “This building will feature a simplistic, attractive design style incorporating sleek cladding, frameless glass balustrading and ribbon glazing, as well as incorporating underground parking for 34 cars.
“Due to the nature of the building, which is very deep in parts, we have created some unique generously proportioned apartments on the first three floors.”
Planning permission was granted earlier this year to the Hyde Park Picture house in Leeds that will see it refurbished. The grade II-listed building will see the gas lighting restored, as well as the elaborate plasterwork that can be found throughout the building.
Work is expected to start in summer next year, with off-site programmes of screenings and events to be staged around the city by the Picture House – so it can continue to bring world and independent cinema to Leeds.
The Leeds & Yorkshire Housing Association now has planning approval in place for 54 affordable homes in an Athersley South housing estate, part of a £5.7 million development that will see 40 houses built, as well as six bungalows and eight apartments. They’re set to be finished by autumn next year, with five available for shared ownership and the rest affordable housing, Bdaily reports.
Sir Robert McAlpine has been working on a £40 million office development in Leeds on behalf of developer Rushbond, with the project set to be completed by the middle of 2019. The exterior of the Majestic building (which dates back to 1922) will be retained but Grade A office space will be created within, according to Construction News. There will also be two terraces on the seven-storey building that will overlook City Square.
The University of Leeds has been advertising for a main contractor to design and build a six-storey teaching block, the third phase of developments to help improve the facilities at the city’s Business School.