The Guinness Partnership has bought a 900-plus home development site with full planning permission at Leeds South Bank. The development will be The Guinness Partnership’s biggest single consented residential scheme in its 129-year existence.
The deal was supported with cash from a £224m Homes England grant to a strategic partnership of Guinness and Stonewater housing associations to start building an extra 4,500 affordable homes across England by 2022.
Catriona Simons, chief executive of The Guinness Partnership, said: “This site, within the Leeds South Bank Regeneration and Innovation District, is a fantastic opportunity for us to create over 900 homes in a vibrant new neighbourhood in Leeds. We intend at least 35% of the homes to be affordable.