Leeds & Yorkshire Housing Association (LYHA) has handed over the keys to 12 new-build apartments for over-55s in Leeds – just in time for Christmas.
The homes have been built by Redrow and are situated on the new Hawthorns estate in Whinmoor.
The affordable housing development, managed by LYHA, comprises three one-bed and nine two-bed apartments with gardens, parking, and green space.
The ground-floor apartments also have walk-in showers and there is lift access to the first and second floors.
The build has taken 15 months to complete, with some delay due to COVID-19.
Joanna Chambers, director of Assets and Growth at LYHA, said: “Redrow approached LYHA when they were in the planning stages, and we discussed the requirements for affordable homes in the area.
“We and Leeds City Council felt a scheme designated specifically for over-55s would suit people looking to downsize and help to free up larger homes for families that need them.
“I am excited now to see the completion of these attractive, new apartments and to be handing over the keys to the new residents.
“All the homes have been built to meet high energy-efficiency standards (EPC B), making them affordable to run, and each flat has access to their own electric charging point for an electric vehicle.
“They are also very well located just off the Leeds outer ring-road and close to local amenities, yet with easy access to open countryside nearby.”
John Handley, managing director of Redrow Yorkshire, said: “It’s great news to hear that all 12 of the apartments are now occupied.
“These homes are high quality whilst also being affordable and are located within a brand new neighbourhood, where we have also built a variety of two, three, and four-bedroom homes.
“Redrow always strives to create thriving communities for all ages and the fact that these apartments were available to single people/couples over the age of 55 means that The Hawthorns offers specialist housing to people who want to be a part of a wider community.”
Image: Leeds & Yorkshire Housing’s Hawthorns development in Leeds
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