Roundup: Farrell and Clark, Homes for Students, Eddisons

ARCHITECTS Farrell and Clark have begun work on the new headquarters for Harrogate Borough Council

The were selected from 44 applicants to develop proposals for the civic building on Knapping Mount.

The energy efficient offices will combine five council offices into one which will be located on an existing council owned site located within a conservation area and surrounded by mature trees.

Based in London and Leeds, Farrell & Clark have completed more than 325 complex campus projects for Northern universities plus a wealth of public and private sector projects.


PROPERTY management company Homes for Students has been appointed to provide services for two schemes in Exeter and Lincoln, totalling 621 beds.

The company will manage Exeter One, a 219-bed facility previously managed by Mansion Property Management.

HfS has also been contracted at Brayford Quay, a 402-bed, university accredited, student residence located on the Brayford waterfront, close to the main University of Lincoln campus.

The scheme was previously managed by CRM.

Martin Corbett, managing director, HfS, said: “We are delighted to have added Exeter One and Brayford Quay to our expanding national portfolio. Our model, where we align our fees with net operating income, is very popular with funds and investors. We will be adding a significant number of new schemes in the coming months to take us towards our target of 20,000 units by the end of 2017.”


LEEDS CITY COUNCIL are auctioning a five-bedroom stone cottage and grade II-listed 17th century carn at Farnley Hall.

The sites, which are being sold as a single lot, have a guide price of £200,000 and need “comprehensive refurbishment.” They are set in the rolling Farnley Hall estate, overlooking 40 acres of parkland, landscaped in the 19th century.

Elizabethan Farnley Hall was built as a manor house and redeveloped in the 18th century. It was the home of the Danbys, which include Thomas Danby, the first mayor of Leeds.

The hall was acquired by Leeds City Council in 1945.

The second property, the 17th century barn was designated a listed building due to distinctive features such as its handmade red-brick walls and a stone clock face on the barn’s southern side.

Rob Limbert, director of auctions at property consultant Eddisons, which is auctioning the cottage and barn, said: “Despite its state of disrepair this is a really unusual property which is part of Leeds’ history.

“There are not many houses that overlook a former deer park and to have views like this within a stone’s throw of the city centre will make this a renovation project well worth doing for whoever makes the winning bid.”