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Historic landmark given a new lease of life as nursery

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A historic Leeds landmark has been revived.

Victorian mansion Nunroyd House was deemed as being in need of rescue according to a report by conservation charity SAVE Britain’s Heritage.

The former nightclub and Yeadon building has been painstakingly transformed into a children’s nursery.

Louise Robinson and business partner Jenny Elstub faced the challenge of repairing the 19th century stone building after finding a giant hole in the roof.

Louise said: “The building construction has only taken six months which has been amazing considering it was in such a bad state of repair.”

Pebbles Nursery and Pre-School will open for children aged from four months old to five at the end of the month.

They will hold an open fun day for families on Saturday, March 2, and the Lord Mayor will attend the official opening at 11am.

Built around 1890, the water-damaged house has been empty for a number of years after running as Brummel’s Nightclub.

Nunroyd House was home to popular philanthropist Jonathan Peate who built Nunroyd Mills with his two brothers in 1868.

 

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