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Work commences on transformation of listed building in Leeds’ Northern Quarter

https://bdaily.co.uk/articles/2018/...ion-of-listed-building-leeds-northern-quarter



Work has now commenced on the transformation of a Grade-II listed building in Leeds city centre.

Avenir Works has started redeveloping Centenary House on North Street, the latest investment in Leeds’ Northern Quarter, with work due for completion in Summer 2019.

The building is set to comprise 80 design-led residential apartments, with supporting facilities to enable residents to live, work and study in luxury including a concierge service, workout space, study, office and meeting rooms.

The alteration works, which include converting the existing three-storey building and demolishing and rebuilding the extension, will also provide one ground floor commercial unit.

The property, which was formerly owned by Leeds Society for Deaf and Blind People, has been largely vacant for the past three years, with planning permission granted in January 2018.

Aimar Lombard-Natheer at Avenir Works said: “We are delighted to be starting work at Centenary House and contributing to the development and future success of Leeds’ Northern Quarter.

“This is a thriving and in-demand area of the city, and through the creation of 80 bespoke apartments we can help to satisfy the need for quality accommodation locally whilst also preserving and reviving a beautiful and historic building.

“Having grown up in Leeds, the city is incredibly important to me personally and professionally, and in the pipeline, we are set to build more than 1,000 new units in the city in the foreseeable future.”

Avenir Works instructed corporate law firm, Shulmans LLP, to handle all legal proceedings around the project.

Dawn Carlisle, partner in the commercial property unit, commented: “It is fantastic to see the investment in Centenary House and the opportunity this provides to continue to bolster one of Leeds’ most vibrant and exciting central zones.”
 

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Centenary House, North St - up to 6 fl - Planning app

New thread for this conversion of the Grade II listed Centenary House, with 6 storey new build at the western end.

17/01231/LI
https://publicaccess.leeds.gov.uk/o...s.do?activeTab=documents&keyVal=OM0U98JBJ1S00

Would add that the design of the roof extension and the finishes of the new build have been substantially revised (much improved) since the original approved scheme in the image above. See attached design report https://publicaccess.leeds.gov.uk/o...63F6AF5862/pdf/17_01231_LI-DESIGN-1859207.pdf
 

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Weird how the construction of the inner ring road made what was designed to be the hidden side of the building feel like the front... These works feel like they address that somewhat. Another nice incremental improvement for a fringe site.
 

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Reading their design report, they saw the error of their ways with mainly the roof extension but also the new build end extension - even though that previous roof design was so clearly not good.

It is good news that they have made the change, now looks a decent conversion, which is great for this important building in this important location, and will go nicely with Crispin House nearby.
 

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that lighter shade of cladding looks much better than on the earlier proposal and I like the look of the small brick tower at the end. A good little scheme bringing an old building back to life.
 

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yeah, I wonder what the rest of that street (Hartley Hill) looked like before the IRR was built ?
edit. just realised it could have been at the end of the street of demolished Tudor style buildings on North st.
You posted this (enormous) pic a while back where you can see the area toward the top right. It looks like the Tudor buildings stopped one building short maybe. Somebody posted the view up new Briggate/North Street a while ago where you can see better, but I can't find it right now.

amazing view of Woodhouse before the University's expansion ( Lewis's UC on the Headrow right edge...1930 ?) and pre. the Inner Ring Road of course. It also shows some of the old buildings lost for the Crown and Magistrates Courts buildings at Westgate in the right hand bottom corner
 

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Not much has happened lately but now scafolding going up and a demolition van on site. This is for the demolition of the pink rear extension which has to go for the new proposed extension.


P7251832sent by tigerman687, on Flickr

P7251833cent by tigerman687, on Flickr
walked passed today and that horrid little extension appears to have been completely demolished. good times :eek:kay:
 
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