Leeds-based developer, Priestley Homes, is nearing completion of Cliff Oaks, a brand-new, £8million gated community in Leeds.

The developer has submitted plans to Leeds City Council for the fourth and final phase of the residential project, located on Fawcett Lane. When completed, Cliff Oaks will comprise of 25 homes in total on the former estate of Grade II-listed mansion, Cliff House.

Phase one saw the completion of seven bespoke, new-build townhouses adjacent to Cliff House. Priestley Homes then progressed to renovating the mansion, which was built in the early 19th century by a local industrialist, into eight luxury apartments, due for completion in spring 2022.

Phase three of Cliff Oaks began in February 2021 with the transformation of the mansion’s derelict stables into four three-bedroom houses. It is due to be completed in spring 2022.

The planning application for the fourth and final phase will deliver a collection of four modern and contemporary townhouses, currently being considered by Leeds Planning Authority.

Cliff Oaks is designed to bring luxury housing to Leeds’s burgeoning property market. All homes within the exclusive gated community are being finalised to the highest specification, with many original heritage details being meticulously preserved.

The site is situated on a hillside location with views over Leeds and excellent connectivity into the city. Cliff Oaks is also surrounded by Cliff Park, offering a blend of city and rural living, with the centre just 5 minutes away.

Bob Priestley, head of construction for main contractor Priestley Construction, said: “Regenerating heritage buildings takes time to do well and is one reason why we divided the scheme into four phases. It allows us to build out each stage meticulously, yet quickly, while showcasing our restoration expertise at its very best.”

Nathan Priestley, chief executive officer of Priestley Homes, said: “We are always looking to invest in Leeds as our home city and Yorkshire as a region with incredible development potential. Leeds is a sought-after place to live and work, and Cliff Oaks meets the high demand for luxury, bespoke housing in the city. We have seen a great deal of interest in the townhouses, now they are available to reserve, and we expect to see a similar appetite for the wider development when we bring it to market.”