Plans for historic Leeds house

Burley House.

Burley House.

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A Grade II listed building designed by a renowned architect is to be redeveloped into student accommodation.

Planning permission has been granted for a mix of one and two bedroom student apartments and studios at Burley House in Leeds.

The building was originally designed by George Corson in the 19th Century. His work includes Leeds Grand theatre, Leeds Central Library and the landscaping of Roundhay gardens.

Burley House, on Clarendon Road close to the University of Leeds, has been granted full planning permission and listed building consent by Leeds City Council for six one-bedroom and two two-bedroom apartments as well as eight studios within the original building.

A further seven studios and a one-bedroom and two-bedroom apartment will sit within a newly-designed building adjacent to Burley House.

The project has been designed by Headingley-based Brewster Bye Architects with planning advice from Indigo Planning on behalf of Maan Investments.

Director Chris Austin, of Brewster Bye Architects, said: “This is a very prominent site on the corner of Clarendon Road in a conservation area that maintains much of its original outlook and character.

“We’ve considered the design of the new build in great detail to ensure that its appearance integrates completely with the original building and area as a whole.”

The internal remodelling of Burley House will begin in August.

The whole scheme is set for completion by summer 2016.

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