City office block to apartments conversion nears completion

Work will complete on a new multi-million pound build-to-rent development in Leeds city centre in the next two weeks.

The development, known as Q Three Residence, has seen a former eight-storey office building transformed into 133 studios and one-bedroom apartments on Westgate, close to Leeds Town Hall and the city’s financial district.

The scheme will be owned, operated and managed by Leeds-headquartered property company, YPP Lettings and has been designed by Brewster Bye Architects.

As well as the homes, it will feature communal areas with open lounges, workspaces, a private dining room and a choice of gyms, including a health suite for women.

A spokesman from YPP Lettings said: “We’ve been inundated with enquiries and have already agreed a healthy number of lettings, with the vast majority being taken by young professionals and students, which will create a fantastic community.

“There are now only a couple of studio apartments still available, and the one-bedroom apartments are also going fast.”

Andrew Chapman, a director at Brewster Bye, added: “Q Three Residence has seen a 1980s office building repurposed and transformed into a hugely impressive residential development and there’s no doubt it’s going to be a special place to live.

“We’ve specifically designed the scheme to combine high quality apartments with superb communal areas and as work approaches completion, it’s exciting for everyone involved in the project to see our designs becoming a reality.”

In addition to Q Three Residence, YPP Lettings also recently launched another large-scale development in Leeds city centre’s Arena Quarter which will also be ready to move into this September.

Live Oasis St Albans Place is a new 20-storey tower on Wade Lane, developed specifically for the city’s student market. It consists of 212 apartments, as well as an eighth storey residents’ roof terrace.

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