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Developers breathe new life in to historic Leeds mill

Developers have breathed new life into a historic textile mill by transforming it into a sold-out collection of luxury apartments.

Boyds Mill, in , is a grade II listed building dating to 1840 and has been hailed by Leeds planners as “one of the city’s heritage assets”.

The mill, formerly occupied the clothiers J Boyd and Son, was acquired by Leeds-based Priestley Homes after standing empty for several years.

And the latest chapter in the mill’s life has now been completed following the off-plan sale of all ten apartments, with asking prices ranging from £145,000 to £325,000.

The development was marketed through the Swinegate office of residential sales and letting agents, Linley & Simpson, whose sales manager  said: “Now the final ‘sold’ sign has gone up at the property, it marks the start of an exciting era for Boyds Mill.

“Due for completion next month, this bespoke transformation of Boyds Mill over the past year is a perfect example of what can now be achieved.

“It has taken the conversion of historic buildings to new heights and hopefully provides both impetus and encouragement to owners of other similar properties.

“With the popularity of city living still growing, Leeds would really benefit from more Boyds Mill-style conversions. It’s proved to be a very successful model for the future.

Nathan Priestley, of Priestley Group, said: “I am delighted with the response we have had to our Boyd’s Mill development. To be sold out before the build has been completed has been a tremendous achievement and is a testimony to the high specification and individuality of these apartments.

“We have worked closely with our agents Linley & Simpson, particularly Andy Bonner in the Leeds City Centre office and David Waddington Joint Head of Land, New Homes and Development, in bringing this scheme to the market.

“We are working on a number of different projects across the region and hope to be able to deliver our next unique scheme in Leeds city centre very soon.”

Located on the fringe of Leeds city centre and close to the River Aire and the Royal Armouries Museum, the development comprises only ten, truly unique, 1 and 2bedroom luxury apartments.

They range from 525 sq ft to 1237 sq ft. Each apartment comes with a specification of the highest quality,including an abundance of smart which provides wireless control of heat, light and sound.

An added dimension is that all apartments have two secure car parking spaces in a gated courtyard and access to private communal outdoor space.

This is the latest success story for Priestley Homes, part of a group which specialises in the conversion of historic buildings.

Other recent projects include The Grand Mill and Quebec Street, both in , the Kirkstall Design Centre in Leeds, The Boat House in Liverpool and Santorini Court in Manchester.

Boyds Mill is the sister scheme of the company’s urban living development in Manchester. Here it is converting a Grade II listed former school dating to 1888 into a bespoke collection of 12 apartments.

Located in the picturesque suburb of Monton. Stableford Hall adjoins Worsley Golf Course and the Bridgewater Canal, is a short walk from the amenities of Monton high street, and a mere five miles from Manchester city centre.



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