Former School to be given new lease of life


DEVELOPERS have been given the go-ahead to create a stunning £8m new homes development in Upper Wortley that will see a former school transformed into a village development consisting of 49 high quality family homes.

Leading Leeds-based property company Rushbond Group and Advent Developments will convert the grade II listed Upper Wortley School building into 13, two and three bedroom, loft style houses and build 36 new build family homes in the school’s grounds.

The development has been named Greenhill Fold in recognition of its local position between the Green Hill and Top Fold areas of Upper Wortley and work is expected to start in the coming months.

Speaking on behalf of the developers, Tim Reeve said: “The former Victorian school has stood empty for almost 10 years but it’s a superb building and a local landmark so it will be great to bring it back to life. It will sit amongst the high quality development of new homes which will include a fantastic range of ‘loft’ style houses that are full of character and personality. The new-build aspect of the scheme will complement and contrast the school building perfectly offering a wide selection of contemporary homes that will be finished to an exceptional standard.”

Advent is well-known locally as a highly-regarded developer having successfully converted Lower Wortley Primary School into apartments and mews houses in 2008. Earlier this year both Advent and Rushbond also completed a 38 home scheme in York that included the conversion of a former Victorian school with new homes built in the grounds creating a unique new part of the community in York.

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Yorkshire Evening Post
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