New lease of life for former casino site as contractor expands into Yorkshire

NORTHERN contractor Harry Fairclough Construction has won a contract worth around £2m to build a new residential and retail development at a former casino site in Leeds.

The site will feature 13 apartments with retail units underneath, including a Morrisons supermarket, and adjacent parking.

The Moortown-based site currently houses the Grosvenor casino and a number of shop units.

David Jones, managing director of Harry Fairclough Construction in Yorkshire, said: “I am excited to be involved in the regeneration of Moortown corner as I was born and bred in the area. Since the Grosvenor Casino closed its doors in 2008 after more than 40 years of operation the Corner House building has started to look a little run down.

“We will now breathe a new lease of life into the landmark building with 13 quality apartments and a new food retail outlet which will benefit the residents of North Leeds.”

This latest contract win coincides with the company taking on new premises in Otley town centre and appointing commercial manager Tim Wadsworth, who works alongside David Jones, ex Quarmby managing director, who joined the Harry Fairclough team to head up the Yorkshire division last year.

The team working on the project with Harry Fairclough Construction includes architect Nick Watson and his team at Leeds-based NW-Architects and the client’s Project Managers – R.N. Humphreys and Associates from Altringham.

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