After years of uncertainty, work on the Victoria Gardens development has finally commenced. Situated on the historic site of Leeds Girls’ High School in Headingley, the first phase of construction will deliver twenty 4-bedroom town houses. Demand has been so strong that fourteen have already been sold.
Property developer Stonebridge Homes say the development â€œoozes elegance, style and heritage.â€
Phase two is being prepared for with the demolition of the modern school extensions. This is to free up the school in its original form, so it can then be renovated and converted into a mix of one, two, and three bed apartments. This will be the focal point of the £20 million development.
Nick Page from Brewster Bye Architects said: â€œThis is a magnificent building with wide corridors and high ceilings. As architects, we thoroughly enjoy the challenge of turning spaces, which formerly housed chemistry labs and classrooms, into luxurious stand-out apartments.â€
When all work on the site is completed, there will be 101 new homes within the parkland setting.
More residential developments should soon be in the pipeline, as Leeds was recently listed as one of the top cities in the UK for new home development opportunities.The joint report from Barton Wilmore and Knight Frank highlighted Leeds as an area expected to experience one of the strongest rates of household growth over the next ten years.