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New construction projects announced in West Yorkshire

Published on 20th September 2017

A number of high profile construction projects have been announced in West Yorkshire, promising a growing demand for construction workers across the county over the next few years.

Some of the development plans that have been recently submitted are:

Student accommodation developments in Leeds city centre

Select Property Group have taken ownership of the Portland Crescent site and have submitted plans for the development of 273 premium student apartments.

The £56m project will be the second in the Vita Student scheme (the St Alban’s Place development is already underway) and construction is set to restart later this year. When both developments are live, Select Property Group have projected that 216 FTE jobs will be created in the Leeds area.

New aparthotel plans for Bradford

Plans have been submitted to Bradford Council by Stamford Properties for a new aparthotel in the city centre.

The 19th century former Brown & Muff department store will be extended and converted into 69 apartments/hotel rooms, ranging from 300 to 538 sq ft in size. The plans also include the development of a new entrance and lobby to enhance the building’s presence.

Harron Homes and Persimmon Homes’ joint housing development

Housebuilders Harron Homes and Persimmon Homes have submitted plans for a joint development on the 142,000 sq m land south of Selby Road, Garforth.

The two companies will be working together to build 299 homes. Paul Thornton, planning manager for Persimmon Homes West Yorkshire said, “The development will “concentrate on delivering affordable homes to an area where there is a significant need for new housing."

Redevelopment of the West Yorkshire Playhouse

Final designs for the redevelopment of the West Yorkshire Playhouse have been submitted to Leeds City Council. The project aims to improve end enhance the visitor experience at the theatre.

Plans show the rearrangement of the building’s interior, including the redesign of the existing entrance, as well as the Quarry and Courtyard theatre spaces (which have become unfit for visitors using wheelchairs).

The theatre will be extended onto St Peters Street to create an entrance closer to the city centre. An entrance will also be built on Gateway Court, leading into the existing Priestly Room, and the existing Playhouse Square entrance will be adapted to sit alongside the new developments.

The announcement of these new developments, alongside others in Yorkshire, will mean a rise in construction jobs across the area. If you’re searching for a new job, take a look at our current vacancies. Or if you need help recruiting staff for your latest projects, give us a call.

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