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New PRS apartment scheme applied for in Leeds

A planning application has been submitted by S Harrison to build a major new apartment development for the private rented sector (PRS) in Leeds city centre.

The development would create 322 high quality, one, two and three-bedroom, rental apartments spread across four buildings that stand between seven and nine storeys high. In addition, the development includes secure undercroft car parking and cycle storage facilities, as well as a residents’ gym, café and commercial space.

Gavin Douglas, design manager from S Harrison, said: “This site is on a key gateway into Leeds city centre from East Leeds and is just a short walk from the main city core. It also sits next to St. Saviour’s Church, and we’ve created a design that frames the view of the magnificent Grade I listed building from East Street.

“Although the land was once densely populated with terraced houses, it has been empty for approximately 100 years. In the meantime, there has been a large amount of regenerative development around it, with the likes of East Street Mills, Boyd’s Mill, X1 and Echo Central all offering residential accommodation, and Rose Wharf being transformed into office accommodation.

This development has the potential to be the final piece of the jigsaw for this section of East Street, as well as significantly enhancing the local streetscape.”

The site consists of two parcels of vacant land between East Street and Ellerby Road which are allocated for residential purposes in the Aire Valley Leeds Area Action Plan.

The development would be formed around a central courtyard and incorporates more than 1,650 square metres of flowing open space.

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