Galliford Try to construct £105m build-to-rent scheme in Leeds, UK

WCN Editorial Team 11 Aug 2020 EUROPE BUILDINGS

The Building business of the UK-based construction firm Galliford Try has secured an order to construct a £105m build-to-rent development in Leeds, UK.

The 665-unit housing project, located on the former Monk Bridge steelworks site, just off Whitehall Road, is expected to transform the south-west of Leeds city centre.

Being built on behalf of Highline Investments, the build-to-rent scheme will include the development of five new blocks varying from 12 to 22 floors.

All the housing units will be a private rental scheme and will be available in one-, two- and three-bedroom options.

The new scheme is located adjacent to the Leeds-Liverpool canal. It uses the Victorian viaduct of the defunct Leeds and Thirsk railway to create a new plaza providing seamless entry to the city centre.

The project will involve the refurbishment of space for retail and hospitality businesses.

Galliford Try CEO Bill Hocking said: “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 the high-density residential building has led Highline to place their trust in Galliford Try to deliver for their customers.”

In June this year, Galliford Try’s Investments business and the UK development arm of Chinese-based CIMC submitted planning application for a build-to-rent apartment development at Flax Place in Leeds.

The proposed plans include the development of 350 build-to-rent apartments in two tower buildings of 15 and 11 storeys, respectively.


Galliford Try to construct £105m build-to-rent scheme in Leeds, UK. (Credit: Galliford Try Holdings plc)

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