Priority 4a: Housing and Regeneration

There are exciting schemes and projects across the Leeds City Region as a result of funding secured through the Leeds City Region Growth Deal, agreed between the government and the Leeds City Region Enterprise Partnership (LEP) in July 2014.

They are expected to create thousands of permanent jobs as well as temporary construction opportunities. They will also unlock more than £100m of private investment, provide new local housing, and bring currently derelict sites back into use. 

Overall, Growth Deal for housing and regeneration is set to create around 3,500 construction and permanent jobs, 1,400 new homes and 40,000 sq m of new commercial office space – the equivalent of seven Wembley football pitches.

Priority 4a Projects

  1. Halifax Beech Hill

    This project is to assist with the demolition of three high-rise tower blocks and Stannary Depot with a view to developing the delivery of new housing development in its place. The funding will principally focus on Phase 1 of the regeneration project; this will include the construction of 114 homes, of which 50% will be affordable.

    Read more about Halifax Beech Hill
  2. New Bolton Woods

    145 new homes will be built on under-utilised land within the £150 million New Bolton Woods urban village development, near Bradford, following Leeds City Region Growth Deal investment.

    Read more about New Bolton Woods
  3. York Guildhall

    We’re part-funding a £9.6 million project to renovate York Guildhall into a new riverside digital media arts centre that will attract up to 250 creative start-ups over the next five years, the new hub will re-energise the Grade 1-listed building while also supporting the creation of hundreds of new jobs in the city centre.

    Read more about York Guildhall
  4. Wakefield Civic Quarter

    Leeds City Region Growth Deal investment part-funded the demolition of the old Rishworth Street multi-story car park in Wakefield’s Civic Quarter as part of a major regeneration project for the area.

    Read more about Wakefield Civic Quarter
  5. York Central

    Our Leeds City Region Growth Deal is helping to fund the 72-hectare York Central development programme. The site is a Homes England Housing Infrastructure site.

    Read more about York Central
  6. Dewsbury Riverside

    The Dewsbury Riverside proposal looks to address the local, regional and national shortage of housing, whilst also contributing to the regeneration of the wider area, as a key element of the North Kirklees Growth Zone. The LEP is funding infrastructure and access works to unlock the housing site.

    Read more about Dewsbury Riverside
  7. Bradford Odeon

    In partnership with the LEP, the Combined Authority is helping to bring Bradford Odeon back into the big time

    Read more about Bradford Odeon
  8. Bath Road Remediation Work

    Our Leeds City Region Growth Deal investment into South Bank Leeds is helping to accelerate the building of new homes in one of Leeds’ key transformation sites.

    Read more about Bath Road Remediation Work
  9. Kirklees Housing Sites

    We’re helping to get land ready for more than 600 new homes in Ashbrow, near Huddersfield, and Soothill, in Batley, with Leeds City Region Growth Deal investment. Once house building works are complete, 610 new homes will be available, 54 of which will be affordable.

    Read more about Kirklees Housing Sites
  10. Barnsley Town Centre

    Leeds City Region Growth Deal investment is helping regenerate Barnsley town centre, in partnership with Barnsley Town Council.

    Read more about Barnsley Town Centre
  11. One City Park Bradford

    Together with the LEP, we invested Leeds City Region Growth Deal funding to support the demolition of a former police station in Bradford City Centre, ready for 8,500 square metres of high quality commercial space and 450 new jobs.

    Read more about One City Park Bradford

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