Former HMRC site set for residential development

A large site in West Yorkshire has been brought to the market, with a large scale redevelopment for residential purposes expected.

The 11.83 acre site at the Riverside Estate in Shipley, which neighbours the UNESCO World Heritage site of Saltaire, is being marketed by Savills following the relocation of HMRC to a new regional centre in Leeds.

The 380,710 sq ft office building at Shipley, which was commissioned by the Government to provide the Inland Revenue with an office, computer and distribution space, was formally opened in 1978.

The site is situated immediately to the south of the River Aire.

While no guide price is being disclosed, a sale is being targeted during this calendar year with a residential scheme considered most likely, subject to the necessary consent.

Matthew Jones, director in Savills’ Leeds-based development team, who is handling the sale, said: “The availability of this landmark site presents a fascinating opportunity for a large scale redevelopment in a stunning location next to Saltaire and between River Aire and Leeds Liverpool Canal.

“The site itself is in a fantastic position and, given its status, offers a truly unique opportunity for a developer to put their stamp on the future landscape of the town.”