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Burflex/Avant Homes Turning Listed Building Into Luxury Flats
Scaffolding specialist Burflex Scaffolding has been enlisted by private housebuilding company Avant Homes to help them transform the former High Royds Psychiatric Hospital into a block of luxury flats, cottages and townhouses, bringing together stunning contemporary design and beautiful original Victorian features.
The hospital – a historic Grade II-listed building – was first opened in 1888 as the West Riding Pauper Lunatic Asylum and as examples of Vickers and Edwards’ architecture goes, it really is an especially stunning one. The hospital shut its doors back in 2003 and the 300-acre site is now being developed for residential use, including some of the old hospital buildings.
Planning permission for the site was granted in 2005 to change the use of the hospital buildings and make way for a new development to create 562 dwellings, a crèche, offices, retail units, medical sites and sports pitches. It’s expected that the project will be completed by 2020.
Burflex is helping Avant Homes carry out the transformation of the site, which is taking place in stages, by providing scaffolding in Leeds, as well as access. Two of the bigger jobs on site for Burflex are the internal access within the ballroom and the iconic clock tower, both of which have very specific scaffold designs and calculations.
No doubt the site, when finished, will garner an awful lot of interest from people looking for somewhere unique to live. The clock tower itself, for example, will be turned into homes and this is sure to prove attractive to many househunters and property investors out there. These homes will be released for sale shortly, so keep your ears to the ground.