6 Church Row, also known as Kirkgate House, a vacant building in The Calls area of Leeds city centre, is the proposed site for a 4,000 sq ft quality apartment complex at “the highest end of the property market.” The building is situated in an historic area, sitting near to a grade II listed building that Leeds Brewery secured permission in July to redevelop as a pub and restaurant.
With the adjacent buildings in the process of being refurbished, it is argued that the development of the apartment complex would compliment and enhance the whole, completely revitalising a previously disused area.
The developer’s proposals are for nine apartments in the building, eight of which have been designed as duplex accommodation spread over two floors. Their stated intention is provide spacious, high quality flats rather than try to squeeze in as many properties as they can get away with.
The building itself has its roots in the 17th century, and sits in an area littered with old buildings, including the 18th century Palace pub, and Leeds Minster, part of which dates back to the 10th century.