Construction begins on 223 apartment scheme

A ground-breaking event has been held to mark Morgan Sindall Construction beginning works at Springwell Gardens in Leeds.

The £31m project will consist of 16 storeys and 223 one, two and three bedroom residential apartments.

Springwell Gardens is being funded by Leeds developer Citylife and is intended to help create a new era of building upwards in Leeds, increasing residential capacity in the city.

The ground-breaking event was attended by representatives of Morgan Sindall Construction and Citylife.

The new build – designed by Nick Brown Architects – will include private roof terraces with skyline views, private courtyards, balconies, concierge, secure cycle store and secure parking spaces. It is located a 10-minute walk from Leeds Railway Station.

Mark Lazenby, project director at Morgan Sindall Construction, said: “We’re so pleased to have started construction work at Springwell Gardens, which will be a valuable addition to the residential offer in the heart of Leeds.

“This project, in tandem with Morgan Sindall Construction’s ongoing work at Horsforth School and Lovell Later Living’s Greenmill Gardens, reflects that as a business we are making a valuable contribution to the future of Leeds to the benefit of people at every stage of their life.

“This latest project will allow us to further strengthen our training and employment programmes in the city, helping to create valuable opportunities for the local community and creating a real skills legacy as a result of our expanding footprint throughout Leeds.”

Gareth Morgan, managing director of Citylife, said: “For the last four months we have collaborated with Morgan Sindall under a pre-construction services agreement.

“The sector is experiencing some of the most challenging and volatile conditions in recent times, but the team at Morgan Sindall Construction have worked tirelessly to make our vision a reality.

“We look forward to working with them on this prestigious project and cementing the relationship for our future projects.”