Leeds property news: ‘Out of scale monster’ turned into ‘breathtaking’ flat scheme

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The first phase of a new residential development in the heart of Skipton sold out in just two weeks.

Half of the 46 apartments at Providence Quarter,adjacent to the town’s famous High Street, went on the market before Christmas as part of the initial release and were snapped up by first time buyers, professionals and downsizers.

The centre piece of the development is the former Skipton Building Society office, once described by Prince Charles as an ‘out-of-scale monster’, which has undergone a breathtaking and sympathetic transformation to provide the best in contemporary living.

Guy Taylor of multi-award winning developer Candelisa says: “We have taken an eclectic mix of buildings and used our regeneration expertise to create the perfect space in the perfect place, right in the heart of the best place to live in Britain, according to a report in The Sunday Times last year.”

The apartments at Providence Quarter offer a choice of one and two bedrooms and enjoy generous living space as well as spacious outdoor areas, including covered seating decks or balconies.

The majority of apartments have an en-suite to the master bedroom.

All residents have access to a communal roof garden with far reaching rural views, and a dedicated car parking space.

A separate, secure hobby room is also allocated to each apartment; the ideal place to store golf clubs, bikes and other recreational accessories.

The top quality specification includes a range of integrated kitchen appliances such as a dishwasher and fridge/freezer, while the bathroom and en-suite/shower room incorporates fixtures and fittings from Porcelanosa.

Buyers can choose between real oak engineered timber flooring or carpets in the living room and kitchen areas.

All bathrooms comprise porcelain tiled flooring and fully tiled walls.

Apartments at Providence Quarter start at just £95,000 for a one bed and £125,000 for a two bed.

The development is also approved by the Government’s Help to Buy Scheme meaning buyers only need a deposit of 5 per cent.

The phased release has ensured apartments are still available in all sizes and price ranges, however the developer is encouraging potential buyers to make contact quickly to avoid disappointment.

Guy added: “Based on current enquiry levels we have every confidence that the remaining apartments will sell quickly, so it really is a case of hurry while stocks last.

“The availabiity of Help to Buy should be of particular interest to first time buyers who have traditionally found the North Yorkshire housing market restrictive.”

A fully-furnished show apartment is available to view now, by appointment.

To find out more about the scheme or to book an appointment, call sales operative Candelisa on 01943 607 912 or 07517 066 608.