Former factory site to be transformed into new homes
Plans to regenerate a former factory site into the building of affordable housing and a social care home have been submitted to Leeds City Council.
The site sits on a former tannery and soft drinks factory which hasn’t been used for a number of years and is now run down and overgrown. The building work will be carried out by Mansell and LNT Construction.
The £10 million regeneration scheme has been partially funded by the Homes and Communities Agency. It is expected to create hundreds of jobs in the building sector and boost the trades.
Home Group’s head of development, Teresa Snaith, said: “The current site is overgrown and hasn’t been used for a number of years. At a consultation event we held with local residents they have said that they are keen to see the area regenerated and put to good use.
“We hope to build 51 homes which will be available for affordable rent and our partners Ideal Care Homes will also build a 64-bed care home specialising in residential and dementia care if the planning is approved.”
Craig Houston, Regional Director for Mansell’s Yorkshire Business Unit commented “We are excited to be involved with this major regeneration scheme, hopefully one of the first of many site-led opportunities to come to fruition in the coming months.”
Posted on September 25, 2012, in Affordable housing, Building Construction Industry, Building Engineering Sector, Business, Construction, construction jobs, construction news, electrician, electrician jobs, Employment, Energy Efficiency, Environment, Government, Heath and Safety, Housing Scheme, Infrastructure, plumbing, plumbing jobs, Politics, t4ts, Trades, train4tradeskills, Train4TradeSkills News, UK Economy and tagged Affordable housing, Armley, building work, construction industry, Craig Houston, economic boost, Employment, England, former factory site, HCA, Home care, Home Group, Homes and Communities Agency, Leeds, Leeds City Council, LNT Construction, mansell, new jobs, Planning permission, Property, Public housing, regeneration scheme, Regional Director for Mansell, residential development, t4ts news, Trade news, trades, UK. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.