UK construction group – Galliford Try – has announced today (11 August) that it has won a contract to build one of the most significant Build to Rent developments ever seen in the city of Leeds. The development is being constructed on behalf of Highline Investments.
The £105m scheme – on the former Monk Bridge steelworks site, just off Whitehall Road – is set to transform the south west of Leeds city centre. The scheme will include 665 Build to Rent homes – a mix of one, two- and three-bedroom apartments across five new buildings ranging from 12 to 22 storeys high.
“We are delighted to be able to start work on such a prestigious development in the heart of Leeds.
“This scheme is a significant investment in the current economic environment and our excellent track record in high-density residential building has led Highline to place their trust in Galliford Try to deliver for their customers.”Bill Hocking, Chief Executive, Galliford Try
Bordering on to the Leeds-Liverpool canal, the new Build to Rent scheme will make the most of the existing surroundings – using the Victorian viaduct of the defunct Leeds and Thirsk railway to create a new plaza providing seamless entry to the city centre. The existing railway arches below will also be renovated to provide space for retail and hospitality businesses.