£3m contract win to transform city centre premises

Priestley Construction has won the contract to transform Lambert’s Yard, Leeds, into 19 high-end apartments for luxury city centre living.

The £3m project will be carried out in partnership with City Fusion.

Until now, Lambert’s Yard has operated as retail and event space. Situated on Briggate near some of Leeds’s best spots to eat, drink and shop, the new homes will feature original elements of the historic property, as well as being kitted out with smart home technology.

External works will include a complete revamp of cladding, new window installations and a rooftop extension.

Priestley Construction’s conversion of Lambert’s Yard extends to the oldest timber framed building in Leeds – widely regarded as the oldest building in the city.

This part of the build requires extensive renovation; the Grade-II listed Lambert’s House dates back to the 17th century, and will contain two of the residential apartments.

Nathan Priestley, CEO of Priestley Construction, said: “Priestley Construction has a wealth of knowledge and experience when it comes to renovating heritage buildings such as Lambert’s Yard.

“We’re always keen to maintain the character and history of a property, as well as ensuring the end result is completed to the highest specification available.”

Henry Cohen, managing director of City Fusion, said: “It has been a pleasure working with Priestley Construction so far. We look forward to delivering Lambert’s Yard – and various other projects – alongside the team over the coming months.”

Works to Lambert’s Yard are due to last for 52 weeks.