WORK has started on a stunning new homes development close to Rothwell town centre.
The £3m project will see a former school transformed into 14 individual homes that are all sympathetically designed to maximise the Grade II listed building’s original features.
The former Rothwell Primary and Nursery School on Carlton Lane is being developed by renowned Leeds based company Advent Developments and RJ Cadman Construction has been appointed to carry out the conversion work.
The development, known as Carlton Green, will offer a range of two to five bedroom homes with gardens and parking. The scheme is designed by prominent Leeds architecture practice West and Machell with Richard Boothroyd & Associates providing construction consultancy services.
This week local councillors Stewart Golton, Karen Bruce and David Nagle joined the development team on site as work officially started. Tim Reeve of Advent Developments commented: “From the positive feedback that we’re already receiving from the local community it’s immediately obvious how popular this building is and how many people attended the school and have fond memories of their time there.
“We’re delighted to be safeguarding the future of the building and bringing it back to life. Our entire development team brings a huge wealth of experience to the scheme, which will ensure that Carlton Green’s homes really stand out from the crowd whilst also becoming an integral part of the established local community.
“Every home will be different to the next and the whole scheme will enhance the original buildings to create well-designed, spacious, character filled homes that offer an alternative for homebuyers who want contemporary style within a superb historic local landmark, something which is rarely available in today’s market.”
Coun Karen Bruce adds: “The original school opened in 1879 and thousands of local children were educated there. Nobody likes to see a building standing empty, so it’s great that work is underway on this development, especially because it will deliver a great selection of much needed new homes.”
Advent Developments has a strong reputation for transforming heritage buildings. Most recently the company created 38 homes in York that included the conversion of a former Victorian school. The company is also due to start work on an £8m new homes development, known as Greenhill Fold, that will see a former school in Upper Wortley transformed into a village development consisting of 49 high quality homes.
The homes at Carlton Green will be released for sale later this year, with prices starting from £195,000. Register at www.carltongreen.co.uk