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. 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
  2. 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
  3. Bradford Odeon

    In partnership with the LEP, the Combined Authority is helping to bring Bradford Odeon back into the big time. Bradford Live have been selected by Bradford Council to redevelop the former cinema into a 4,000-seat capacity live event venue. £357,000 of Growth Deal investment will support the redevelopment works along with £4m through the Government’s Northern Cultural Regeneration Fund.

    Read more about Bradford Odeon
  4. 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
  5. East Leeds Housing Growth Brownfield Sites

    More than 400 homes and almost 650 construction jobs are being created thanks to our Leeds City Region Growth Deal investment into the East Leeds Housing Growth programme. Our funding, invested in partnership with the LEP, will enable a new access road to unlock and accelerate housing construction in key housing sites in Seacroft and Halton Moor. 266 homes will be built by 2020/21 with a further 153 by 2025. We have an ambition to increase housing delivery across Leeds City Region by up to 10,000 homes per year by 2021.

    Read more about East Leeds Housing Growth Brownfield Sites
  6. Halifax Beech Hill

    Beech Hill lies on the Western edge of Halifax Town Centre. In conjunction with the LEP, the regeneration of the site is a joint venture partnership with Calderdale Metropolitan Borough Council and Together Housing Group (THG) who own the three derelict tower blocks in the area. 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. Homes England are match funders through the Estates Regeneration Fund. Overall, 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. The project started on site June 2018 and homes are due to be complete by Spring/Summer 2022.

    Read more about Halifax Beech Hill
  7. Halifax Town Centre Northgate House

    This project is to refurbish the vacant former Calderdale Council offices at Northgate House which occupies a prominent position within Halifax town centre. The project is a rare and innovative opportunity to provide floor space for retail, offices and residential in a sustainable key town centre location, in addition to improvements to the public realm alongside the provision of a new 6th form college for 600+ students as part of a wider, comprehensive whole site solution. This scheme has 5 Key objectives: Provision of 770 square metres of retail 1,900 square metres of office floor space 40 apartments 336 Jobs directly created and construction jobs safeguarded Improved public realm and place making benefits in Halifax town centre. The project started on site in 2018 and is due to complete in Spring 2020.

    Read more about Halifax Town Centre Northgate House
  8. 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. Our £700,000 of funding, invested in partnership with the LEP, will fund off-site highway works at both locations. Once house building works are complete, 610 new homes will be available, 54 of which will be affordable. In addition, our funding will support also support the creation of 540 construction jobs. We have an ambition to increase housing delivery across Leeds City Region up to 10,000 homes per year by 2021.

    Read more about Kirklees Housing Sites
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. York Guildhall

    We’re part-funding a £9.6 million project to renovate York Guildhall into a new riverside digital media arts centre. Designed to 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. It will offer up to 1,350 square metres of flexible office space built specially for the creative and digital media sector, extensive exhibition and conference facilities and a new retail arena. Total project cost is £20.2 million, £2.3 of which is Local Growth Fun. The project is due to complete in 2020.

    Read more about York Guildhall

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