Green light for new Leeds city centre homes

An artists' impression of the new homes at Hanover Square

An artists' impression of the new homes at Hanover Square

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A new £2.5m housing scheme has been given the green light in Leeds city centre.

The affordable homes scheme at Hanover Square, near Leeds City College, is set to create 23 one and two-bedroom rented apartments after Leeds and Yorkshire Housing Association (LYHA) secured planning permission.

Once complete, Kendal Carr will be a standout development in this part of Leeds that integrates seamlessly into the fabric of the surrounding area.

Leeds-based Brewster Bye Architects have designed the scheme, which will replace the vacant building Kendal Carr, which adjoins an extension of the Grade II-listed Denison Hall built in 1786.

Joanna Chambers, development manager at LYHA said: “We are delighted to have achieved planning permission for this scheme [at] this hugely sought-after area close to the city centre.

“The new apartments will be at the forefront of modern living standards and will be energy efficient and affordable to live in.

“Some of the ground floor flats will also include small areas of private open space and every home will also have a secure cycle space.”

Architect Roger Stannard from 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.

“We took all this into account throughout the design of this development and we’re delighted that Leeds City Council’s planning department shared our sentiment.

“Once complete, Kendal Carr will be a standout development in this part of Leeds that integrates seamlessly into the fabric of the surrounding area.”

The existing Kendal Carr building will be demolished this summer.

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