Pickard completes Spool House homes in Far Headingley
Part of the £40m Spinning Acres redevelopment of former Leeds University site Tetley Hall, the scheme was designed by Halliday Clark and delivered by contractor Dobsons.
The Spool House features 12 one- and two-bedroom apartments within the Spinning Acres development.
This is the fourth phase of Pickard Properties’ six-acre private rental development, a mix of new-build and refurbished historic buildings within the Far Headingley conservation area. The first three phases are sold out.
The all-electric building has roof-installed solar panels, while the apartments are fitted with radiators containing a natural stone core for more efficient heat storage.
Miles Pickard, director of Pickard Properties, said: “The Spool House is part of our vision to create a community location that would appeal to the complete age spectrum of renters.
“It will be attractive to young professionals or those looking to downsize, who want to live in an area where it may be inaccessible to purchase, close to the city centre, but in a very attractive and sough-after conservation area.”
Pickard Properties is now embarking on the next two phases of Spinning Acres, the stone-built Moor Grange and Moorfield Lodge, which will provide additional new homes centred around a village green.
Pickard continued: “Our architects, Halliday Clark, and our construction partner, Dobsons, are both local firms that share our pride in this area and appreciation of the history of Far Headingley and are helping us create what is a fresh approach to property rental.
“Unlike conventional residential developers we let, manage and maintain our completed properties for the private rental community. We are invested in everything we build; therefore the standards of specification and finishes are high and individual to each apartment.
“This allows us to contribute to turning the market on its head by providing long-term rental options that match the aspirations and lifestyle of the people who wish to live here, which is proving to be successful with homes at Spinning Acres highly sought after.”