ENGIE chosen for multi-million-pound Leeds housing development
Leeds Jewish Housing Association has appointed energy and regeneration specialist ENGIE to construct a £12million new build housing project, which will see a complete transformation of their Queenshill Avenue site in Moortown, Leeds.
22 existing properties on the site will be demolished and replaced with two blocks comprised of 85 one and two-bed apartments, more than 50 of which will be sheltered accommodation for older residents.
It is predicted that solar panels on the roof will provide ten per cent of the buildings’ electricity and increased insulation within each property will promote energy efficiency.
Mick Mills, Regional Managing Director at ENGIE, said: “ENGIE has a great track record of creating high quality, energy efficient new housing that people are proud to call home, so we’re delighted to have been chosen to do that here in Moortown.
“We are extremely passionate about the regeneration of Leeds, and this pivotal development, set against the backdrop of our place shaping work across the city over the last ten years, brings together our aim of improving lives through better living environments.”
Mark Grandfield, Chief Executive of Leeds Jewish Housing Association, said: “We are thrilled that the project is being delivered. It is the culmination of many months of hard work to create a scheme that we feel the community desperately needs.
“We will increase our overall stock by 13% and this represents our biggest single development since LJHA was founded almost 67 years ago. It is a proud moment for everyone involved.”
The work, which is part-funded through Homes England, will begin in April 2020 and has an 18-month construction programme.