Land acquired to build hundreds more homes

Two home builders have joined forces for a proposed development of almost 400 new homes in Cross Gates, Leeds, after Redrow acquired land from Strata.

Formerly the Vickers Tank factory, the 45-acre site known as Radial Park, off Manston Lane, will be jointly developed by Redrow and Strata, with plans for 395 homes.

Strata is planning to create 195 new homes, with Redrow building a further 200 properties on its newly acquired 16.35 acre parcel.

Both home builders are proposing a range of two, three and four-bedroom designs, with Redrow’s range offering more traditional family housing from its Heritage Collection and Strata well-known in Yorkshire for its contemporary homes.

The homes will be sold from two outlets: Strata’s to be known as Destination 17 and Redrow’s as Centurion Fields.

John Handley, managing director of Redrow Yorkshire, said: “We’re pleased to have acquired this land from Strata for a new development of 200 homes in East Leeds.

“Cross Gates is a great place to live with superb access to Leeds city centre just five miles away. Residents will also be a short walk away from the new Thorpe Park Railway Station, which is due to open in 2024.

“In line with Redrow’s and Strata’s placemaking principles, the wider development will feature swathes of open space, with a community park in the eastern corner, two smaller parks and a central open square.”

Redrow is well known in the area for building homes at the neighbouring Thorpe Park development, as well as at Roundwood in nearby Garforth. The home builder also has several other proposed sites in the pipeline in Leeds.

Gemma Smith, Strata managing director, said: “We are pleased to have acquired the land for this exciting new development in Leeds.

“The location is fantastic, and the designs are something special, this is going to be a really great place to live. The Strata and Redrow homes will complement each other perfectly, offering something to suit everyone’s style.”

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