Drum submits planning for Whitehall Sidings BTR

The proposed Whitehall Sidings scheme will be Drum Property Group’s first major residential development in the city of Leeds.

Drum Property Group submits plans for its Whitehall Sidings Build to Rent scheme in Leeds | BTR News
Drum Property Group submits plans for its Whitehall Sidings Build to Rent scheme in Leeds.

Developer Drum Property Group submits a planning application to Leeds City Council for its Whitehall Sidings Build to Rent development.

The proposals aim to re-develop the existing site of Evolution House, an office based on Springwell Road in the northern part of Holbeck, to create the residential-led development.

Drum Property Group’s proposal comprises 391 Build to Rent apartments in a mix of one, two and three bedrooms with extensive residents’ amenity provision including a diverse range of family focused spaces, ground floor commercial space and an active frontage and surroundings of engaging play and recreation space.

“Whitehall Sidings has the potential to repurpose an urban brownfield site and deliver a diverse mix of homes, complemented with extensive indoor and outdoor amenity. The new community at Whitehall Sidings will expand the emerging residential neighbourhood along Springwell Road, whilst helping provide much-needed residential accommodation within Holbeck.

“We are looking forward to fulfilling the development vision we had for the site when purchased last year, and subject to planning consents, would hope to be on site in early 2025.”

Graeme Bone, Group Managing Director, Drum Property Group

Drum Property Group is currently working on a wide variety of projects across the country and is committed to delivering energy efficient buildings with specific focus on user amenity and welcoming public realm.

In addition to pursuing an ambitious pipeline of development activity, Drum Property Group also has the capability and financial resources to be considered for major development projects – and has significant co-investment funds available for joint-venture development projects.

This year, the company also completed its £81.5m Candleriggs Square Build to Rent scheme in a joint venture with Stamford Investments. The scheme was forward funded by Legal & General (L&G).

Drum Property Group also revealed initial plans for the final phase of Collegelands Park in Glasgow. The £95m multi-use development will deliver both a Build to Rent and PBSA building.