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New Housing Scheme Close to Leeds City Centre

February 28, 2015 | Landlord News  

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Leeds & Yorkshire Housing Association (LYHA) have secured planning permission to develop 23 one and two-bedroom apartments in Hanover Square, on the outskirts of Leeds city centre. The £2.5 million affordable homes scheme was designed by Leeds-based Brewster Bye Architects.

The new apartments will replace the vacant Kendall Carr building, adjoining an extension of the Grade II listed Denison Hall, which was built in 1786. The scheme is comprised of seven one-bedroom and 16 two-bedroom affordable homes, with the added benefit of on-site parking, in a highly sought after area close to the city centre.

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According to the LYHA, the apartments will “be at the forefront of modern living standards,” as well as being energy efficient and affordable. Some ground floor flats will have a small area of private open space, and every home will have a secure cycle space.

Roger Stannard, an architect at Brewster Bye, said: “Hanover Square is a unique residential area that combines a leafy park with the grand surroundings and history of Denison Hall, in a popular spot that is just minutes away from Leeds city centre.“

The existing Kendall Carr building will be demolished in the summer.

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