Grade II-listed Chapel Allerton building gets mixed-use refurb

A grade II-listed Chapel Allerton building is being redeveloped by the Oakgate Group.

5 Stainbeck Lane has been refurbished by Wetherby developers Oakgate, transforming the 19th century building into a mixed-use site containing flats and leisure units.

The expanding restaurant chain Buca di Pizza has already taken 3,075 sq ft, leaving 1,645 sq ft of retail and leisure space to lease.

The property was built in the 19th century as a detached villa-style building, and most recently housed The Manor sports bar.

Hollie Shackleton of Oakgate commented: “We are proud of the regeneration of 5 Stainbeck Lane, which has breathed life into a splendid listed building which had fallen on hard times. The immediate conservation area is a well-established eating and drinking location, with popular establishments like the The Mustard Pot, Kith & Kin, The Pit, Casa Mia, Caffe Nero and Aagrah.

“The letting to the popular Buca di Pizza is testament to the quality of the refurbishment and the attractive location. We are already getting a good deal of interest in the remaining unit, which has large, attractive external seating at the front and rear, which is very unusual in this type of property.

“This unit currently has planning for a pub, café, deli or restaurant, but retail, leisure and beauty salon uses could also be viable, subject to planning,” said Ms Shackleton.

Hollie Shackleton added: “We believe our regeneration has made 5 Stainbeck Lane a more viable and attractive proposition for commercial operators, whilst the additional flats have served local demand. We are looking forward to completing the picture with the letting of the final unit.”

The marketing agents of 5 Stainbeck Lane are the Leeds offices of retail property specialists Pudney Shuttleworth and Dresler Smith.