Plans to transform a Grade II listed former school in Armley into 38 apartments have been submitted to Leeds City Council.
Developers want to revamp Armley Park Court, off Stanningley Road, which is currently used as office space. The 38 apartments would include 18 one-bed flats, 18 two-bed and two three-bed.
A design statement accompanying Armley Park Court Developments’ application says the building is part-occupied by a number of tenants under separate leases, all of which come to an end in June 2023. It states:
“Following the purchase of the building by the applicant in March 2022, discussions have been held with all tenants in respect of new leases.
“To date no agreement has been able to be reached with any of the tenants on an appropriate marked value rent. Given this position and the fact that 30% of the building has been vacant for some time, the applicant has decided to push forward with this planning application so to protect their position and provide them options for the building going forward should it be required.
“All apartments meet national space standards, except apartments 12-15, which are slightly under by 2-3sqm. Given the constraints of the Listed Building working in particular with existing window positions, it is considered, as can be seen with the layouts that appropriate living standards are achieved.
“The proposed works will enhance the appearance of the Listed building.”
Originally built as a school, Armley Park Court currently as an office building comprising multiple offices under separate lease.
The plans can be viewed in full here.