Preparatory works begin on £35m mixed use development

Building contract works have begun at Adel Square, a £35m mixed-use development in this North Leeds suburb.

Leeds-based property developer, Advent Developments, secured planning consent at the end of last year for 72 new homes, an office conversion and an 86-bed care home on the derelict 12 acre site, between Tile Lane and East Moor Lane.

The land includes a series of historic listed buildings including the large quadrangle of a former school and a chapel.

These will be converted to provide 29 family homes, complete with gardens and extensive landscaping. The scheme will also offer 43 contemporary new build properties, including affordable homes.

Meanwhile, the building which housed the first ever covered swimming pool in Leeds is to be converted into offices.

Tim Reeve, of Advent Developments, said: “We are pleased to commence the site preparatory work ahead of the main construction phase which will follow later this year.

“We have worked closely with the community in Adel and I am pleased that we have such strong support for this long awaited regeneration project.”

The site preparation and infrastructure works are being carried out on behalf of Advent Developments by Leeds-based Eternal Homes.

Eternal managing director, Lee Grayshon, said: “It is a huge privilege to be working on such a prestigious and high profile scheme.

“These first phase works comprise new infrastructure and roads, drainage and services, as well as the securing of the
listed buildings.

“We are working with the neighbours to ensure we maintain an excellent relationship and a considerate contractor status.”

Development plans include highway improvements, new pathways, a woodland walk, along with improved landscaping, tree retention and additional planting. Habitats for local wildlife are also being enhanced.

Adel Square will also include a care home, which is being developed by Burlington Healthcare.

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