Countrylarge submits planning for Sayner Lane BTR scheme

Developer Countrylarge submits plans for the multi-million-pound Sayner Lane Build to Rent development in Leeds.

CGI image of the Sayner Lane Build to Rent scheme in Leeds | BTR News
CGI image of the Sayner Lane Build to Rent scheme in Leeds.

In October this year, specialist lender Together agreed on a loan for developer Countrylarge to buy a plot of disused industrial land on Leeds’ South Bank – paving the way for a new Build to Rent tower. The wedge-shaped brownfield site at Sayner Lane currently has outline planning permission for a development of 150 apartments, which was approved in November 2022.

Countrylarge have now submitted a full planning application for the multi-million-pound scheme to Leeds City Council, with permission sought to demolish the existing building to make way for a 17 story Build to Rent development, located on the corner of Sayner Lane and Carlisle Road, nearby the Royal Armouries Museum.

The developers are aiming to create a sustainable development on the 0.2-hectare plot, to provide much-needed homes for young professionals. The proposals include 164 new Build to Rent homes – a mix of 67 one-bedroom, 80 two-bedroom and 17 three-bedroom apartments.

Residents will benefit from an amenity space which will include a lounge, a working area and space for functions. Cycle storage will also be provided alongside a reception, office and postal facility.

The Sayner Lane project team includes Corstorphine and Wright, Qualitas, Brooks Ecological, Delta Simons, Zerum, ARP, Commercial Services Design Ltd, GIA, AMA and Mosodi.

The Sayner Lane Build to Rent development forms part of Yorkshire’s wider regeneration project. The £500m South Bank regeneration was first put forward by the Council in 2011.