Spenfield Court, Leeds, Residential Development
Spenfield House, in Far Headingley, Leeds was built between 1875 -1877 for the Banker James Walter Oxley, designed by the renowned Scottish Architect George Corson who later settled in Leeds.
George Corson also designed many other landmark buildings in the city including the Leeds Grand Theatre and City Library.
The ornate Grade II listed house was designed in the Gothic Revival style using rock-faced gritstone ashlar laid in diminishing courses.
The building later became offices for Yorkshire Water followed by additional facilities for the nearby Village Hotel.
The building has fallen into a poor state of repair and now requires a new lease of life.
Round Strategies Limited a local property development company have been granted planning permission to convert the house into seven luxury apartments and develop a further seven new build town houses in the grounds of the walled garden.
York based Evora Construction were appointed in May 2018 to undertake the construction works.
Richard Elam, Director said “we are delighted to have been appointed to undertake work to such an architecturally significant Victorian listed building. We look forward to renewing the building fabric, the design team have worked very hard to incorporate modern design features such as zinc cladding, structural frameless glass balconies and luxury fixtures and fittings into the design whilst being sympatric to the original design intent.
Work will begin in late May, a show apartment will be opened in the Autumn for potential buyers to get a feel for what it will be like to reside in one of the “best-preserved Victorian homes in the north of England.