Work has started building 33 new homes in Belle Isle, Leeds.
The two and three bedroom homes are being built by Leeds Federated Housing Association as part of an Affordable Homes Programme, which is also supported by a grant from the Homes and Communities Agency and Leeds City Council.
Designed by Headingley-based Brewster Bye Architects, the £3.7m development is being built across two sites – Newhall Gate and Newhall Walk – which were previously owned by Leeds City Council. The building work is being carried out by Lovell Construction and the homes will be ready to move into by the summer of 2017.
Architect Roger Stannard said: “We have purposely designed the development to fit in with the existing properties in the area and have therefore used traditional forms for the houses as well as adding a wide range of contemporary detailing.
“This includes stylish dark grey fibre cement cladding and panels to the front of the homes which are a great design element that really makes them stand out from the crowd.”
Steve Ellis Head of Assets and Development from Leeds Federated said: “These properties will provide much needed affordable accommodation in Belle Isle and help Leeds Federated achieve its targets of building quality new homes for affordable rent.”
Roger added: “Our firm has a proven track-record for delivering attractive design-led homes for a large number of housing associations across the UK. The new homes at Belle Isle will certainly appeal to people looking for a quality yet affordable home in a suburb location which is just three miles South of Leeds City Centre.”