Planning submitted for major Leeds build-to-rent scheme

Topic Contracts

Date 23 Jun 2020

A planning permission application has been submitted for a build-to-rent apartment development at Flax Place in Leeds, by leading UK construction group Galliford Try’s Investments business and the UK development arm of Chinese-based CIMC.

The planning application covers the new development to the east of Leeds city centre, which will see the creation of 350 build-to-rent apartments in two tower buildings of 15 and 11 storeys respectively.

Attractive, modern, open plan apartments are provided throughout the scheme with the predominantly one and two-bed unit mix reflecting the current demand within Leeds. Workstations within the two and three-bed apartments enhance the ability for residents to work from home, while full height windows provide extensive natural light into each apartment. As part of the development, seven fully accessible apartments are provided.

The towers will be connected at lower ground floor level with a welcoming reception that provides an attractive, light-filled shared amenity space facing on to an external courtyard for relaxation and socialisation. The open frontage to Richmond Street will create a shared public space that connects seamlessly with the local area.

Phil Harris, Director for Galliford Try Investments, commented: “We are delighted to be reaching a key milestone for this scheme in Leeds, which will be the first build-to-rent scheme that Galliford Try Investments has developed in the city. We have an excellent track record of delivering schemes in Leeds both as an investor and building contractor and look forward to being able to begin work on site later this year.”