LYHA is working with Redrow to build 12 fantastic, new apartments for over 55s which will be available for social and intermediate rent later this year. The one and two-bedroom apartments will be located at Redrow’s popular 'The Hawthorns' development just off the Outer Ring Road in Leeds.
John Handley, Managing Director of Redrow Homes (Yorkshire) said: “I’m very pleased that Leeds and Yorkshire Housing Association will be acquiring the apartments once they are complete this Autumn. The apartments will deliver affordable housing on this very popular site. We always strive to develop more than just homes in the areas where we build and create thriving communities for all ages. The fact that these apartments will only be available to anyone over the age of 55 means that The Hawthorns will offer unique housing to people who want to be a part of a wider community.”
LYHA now manages almost 1,600 homes across Yorkshire providing homes for single people, couples and families, ranging from period properties to new-builds and from studio apartments to four-bedroom houses.The apartments at The Hawthorns will add to the Association’s property portfolio, and its vision ‘to ensure all of our customers live in a home they love and in a community in which they can thrive’.
Joanna Chambers, Director of Assets & Growth at LYHA said: “Redrow approached LYHA when they were in the planning stages and we discussed the requirements for affordable homes in the area. We felt a scheme designated specifically for over 55s would work well and the Council agreed. Most of the properties in the locality are houses and we hope that these attractive, new flats will suit people looking to downsize and help to free up larger homes for families that need them. All the homes will be built to meet high energy efficiency standards making them affordable to run. I look forward to seeing them take shape and welcoming our new customers."
As well as the apartments for over 55s, The Hawthorns is already home to a variety of two, three and four-bedroom homes from Redrow’s award-winning Heritage Collection which combine traditional exteriors with bright, spacious and desirable, modern interiors. The Hawthorns is just off the A6120 Leeds outer ring road, and five miles to the north east of the city centre in the Cross Gates and Whinmoor district, so it is ideally positioned close to local amenities yet with both the vibrant city centre and leafy countryside nearby.