Development site in Leeds sold to social housing provider

Development site in Leeds sold to social housing provider

A development site in Birstall, Leeds with consent for 32 homes has been sold by Cushman & Wakefield on behalf of the Sir Robert Ogden Group.

The 2.6-acre site located off Field Head Lane comprises a former railway cutting that has since been back filled to create a predominantly level brownfield development site.

The site is in an established and popular residential area surrounded by housing of varying age and style.

Following a market testing exercise by Cushman & Wakefield, a sale was agreed to national social housing provider, Stonewater, which is proposing to develop a 100% affordable housing scheme of 32 dwellings.

Phil Roebuck, Partner and Head of Residential Development at Cushman & Wakefield in Leeds, said: “We are very pleased to have agreed a sale which will enable reuse of this well-located brownfield site to deliver much needed affordable housing.”

Martin Fox, Regional Development Manager of Stonewater, said: “We are thrilled to complete on this excellent site and continue our ambitious plans delivering affordable housing in the district.

“Stonewater, a nationwide Housing Association with 1,700 properties in Yorkshire, have an ambitious house-building programme aiming to build 1,000 new homes per year across the country.”

Mark Brearley & Co acted on behalf of Stonewater.