The site of Leeds Girls High School in Headingley is to house 101 new homes as Stonebridge Homes move the £20m development forward. The school moved from the Victoria Road site in 2008, three years after it had merged with Leeds Grammar School to for the Grammar School at Leeds.
The first phase of the housing development – 20 four-bedroom townhouses – is to go on the market.
“This development brings much needed family homes to Headingley,” said Darren Stubbs, managing director of Stonebridge Homes. “It is our most high profile development to date and we have taken real care to create a new community and be sympathetic to the local environment.”
The architects behind the scheme, Brewster Bye, worked with planning consultants Barton Willmore on the design and planning application.
Architect Nick Page from Brewster Bye added: “The approved application has taken into account the deliverability of the scheme, the site constraints, and the skilful refurbishment of both the original school building and the grade two listed Rose Court.”