Kirkstall housing scheme begins

Artisan Real Estate urban generation property developer has begun site preparations for a £65m residential development in Kirkstall, Leeds.

Kirkstall Place will be a development of 263 homes, Artisan Real Estate’s first project in Leeds.

It will be built on a seven acre site on the corner of Kirkstall Hill and Kirkstall Lane, which was formerly home to the Kirkstall District Centre.

Shared open space and private gardens will provide a mix of one and two bedroom apartments and three and four bedroom townhouses ranging in price from £190,000 to £360,000. They will be powered entirely by electricity and air source heat pumps.

Planning permission for Kirkstall Place was granted by Leeds City Council in April, and demolition and enabling works are already under way. Construction is due to begin in September, with the first occupants expected to move in next summer. Full completion of the development is scheduled for 2024.

James Bulmer, Artisan regional manager said: “We intend for Kirkstall Place to be the first of many developments that we undertake in the Leeds and wider Yorkshire region. We are currently recruiting across our commercial, technical, and sales departments as we look to scale our regional office and acquire more brownfield sites for residential development”.

Artisan Real Estate, who are registered in the Isle of Man, was founded in 2009 and has eight live residential and commercial developments across the UK. These include Rowanbank Gardens in Edinburgh, a residential development of 126 apartments, and Everards PrintWorks in Bristol city centre, which will be a 255 bedroom hotel alongside commercial space and residential units.