Demolition to make way for new affordable housing scheme in Leeds

Leeds & Yorkshire Housing Association (LYHA) has started work on a brand new £2.5M housing development  in Hanover Square, by demolishing an unused building to make way for 23 new build affordable rented apartments in this highly sought after location on the edge of Leeds city centre.

United Living Group, a leading provider of refurbished and new build living solutions, has been appointed by LYHA as the successful contractor. A team from its Doncaster site has started demolition of the existing 1970s building known as Kendal Carr, recently bought by LYHA from Leeds City Council. Work on the new build will start in the New Year which will adjoin an extension of the Georgian Grade II listed Denison Hall, built in 1786.

This is the latest project where LYHA is sensitively combining a building from a bygone age with modern twenty-first century living, marrying the best of the old and the new to provide desirable, energy efficient and affordable homes for rent. LYHA is currently renovating a former Victorian family home in Settle to provide nine new apartments and last year refurbished a Victorian villa on its St Ann’s Estate in Burley to create five apartments, complemented by an additional eight new build apartments.

The development of 7 one-bedroom and 16 two-bedroom apartments with on-site parking, has been designed by Leeds-based Brewster Bye Architects to be in-keeping with, and to complement, the surrounding area. The contemporary new build will be constructed from a carefully specified red-brick that Is associated with large parts of Leeds and will complement the nearby Victorian terraced two-storey homes and three-storey Georgian houses that make up the community of Hanover Square, from which the building draws its inspiration.