A planning application has been submitted for a build-to-rent apartment development at Flax Place in Leeds, by Galliford Try’s Investments business and the UK development arm of Chinese-based CIMC.
The scheme to the east of Leeds city centre will comprise 350 build-to-rent apartments in two tower buildings of 15 and 11 storeys respectively.
The predominantly one and two-bedroom unit mix reflects the current demand within Leeds but the development also comprises two and three-bedroom properties with workstations, allowing residents to work from home. Seven of the apartments will be fully accessible. The open plan properties will be designed to maximise natural light with full height windows.
The towers will be connected at lower ground floor level with a “welcoming” reception facing on to an external courtyard where residents will be able to relax and socialise. The open frontage to Richmond Street will create a shared public space that has been designed to connect seamlessly with the local area.
“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,” said Phil Harris, director for Galliford Try Investments. “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.”
Galliford Try was recently named contractor on two mixed-use residential buildings at Tottenham Hale worth £85m for the premier global development company, Argent Related.
The contracts mark the start of work on site of Argent Related’s seven-building regeneration scheme at the heart of Tottenham Hale.
It was also appointed to deliver £28.6m of works on phase two of the Heart of the City development in Sheffield, providing a commercial, leisure, retail and residential focal point in the city centre on behalf of Sheffield City Council.