Rushbond Brings a Garden Village to Leeds


Plans have been submitted by Rushbond, the property development company, for a new ‘garden village’ scheme, comprising 126 new and converted homes. The plans will see the transformation of a historic mill complex in West Leeds.

Stonebridge Mills is one of a few mill complexes in Leeds that are considered to be ‘at risk’ because dome of its parts date as far as 1805. The buildings have been empty for more than 20 years and the new plan will transform the historic buildings into 28 character homes, alongside 98 new contemporary designed homes. They will provide a mix of two, three and four bedroom houses for sale.

“Stonebridge Mills is steeped in history and once played an active and vibrant role in the local community,” said Richard Baker from Rushbond. “It is sad that the site has been unused for so many years, but many of the key features of the original Mills remain and it has huge potential to be given that vibrancy again, this time as a place to live.”

Moreover, the plan also includes public spaces such as a new public park running along the Wortley Beck, a heritage garden zone alongside the Mills and gardens for the proposed new build properties.

“Our experience in developing new homes in Wortley demonstrates that there is a huge pent up demand for high quality realistically priced design-led homes on characterful sites,” Richard added. “By bringing that experience to bear at Stonebridge Mills we hope to be able to deliver, subject to the satisfactory outcome of our recently submitted planning application, a great selection of family homes, including starter homes, surrounded by new greenspace, breathing new life into a local landmark.”


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