Former Weetwood Police Station
October 2022 sees planning submitted to turn a former police station site in North West Leeds into 127 build-to-rent apartments by Pickard Properties who we have worked with for a number of years.
Their proposal is to regenerate the site of the former Weetwood Police station into a purpose-built residential scheme.
Halliday Clark Director, Richard Walsh, explained ‘In addition to creating impressive new homes on the former Weetwood police station site, the development will adopt high environmental standards that respond to the city council’s climate emergency agenda. It has also been designed to use green energy solutions and enhance biodiversity and local green spaces.’
Miles Pickard, director of Pickard Properties, said: “The site presents an ideal opportunity to transform previously developed land into a vibrant new community, complementing neighbouring green spaces with high quality apartments that are designed to be sympathetic to their surroundings. It will also make an important contribution to the growing demand for new modern homes in Leeds.”
“We are committed to create high quality, sustainable homes that bring added economic and social value to areas across Leeds and West Yorkshire. The former Weetwood Police Station site is an exciting opportunity for Pickard Properties to enhance our long-term relationship with this part of Leeds.”
If planning permission is granted by Leeds City Council, considerate demolition of the existing buildings is expected to begin in early 2024 with construction expected to begin later that year.
The site was acquired by Pickard Properties, advised by Fox Lloyd Jones, after West Yorkshire Police closed the station and put the building up for sale in 2020.
It will form part of Pickard Properties’ ongoing strategy to regenerate locations within the Leeds and West Yorkshire area, which it can not only develop, but retain, own, and manage for the long-term.
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