19 July 2016

A FORMERLY vacant, grade II-listed building, Boyds Mill, has been redeveloped into a set of apartments. The Leeds textile mill dates back to 1840 and was formerly occupied by clothiers J Boyd and Son.

Leeds-based Priestley Homes brought the building out of disuse, acquiring it to transform it into apartments with asking prices up to £325,000. The building is already fully let.

Nathan Priestley, CEO of Priestley Group, said: "I am delighted with the response we have had to our Boyd's Mill development. To be sold out before the build has been completed has been a tremendous achievement and is a testimony to the high specification and individuality of these apartments. 

"We are working on a number of different projects across the region and hope to be able to deliver our next unique scheme in Leeds city centre very soon."

Priestley specialises in the conversion of historic buildings and it has worked on projects at The Grand Mill and Quebec Street, both in Bradford, the Kirkstall Design Centre in Leeds, The Boat House in Liverpool and Santorini Court in Manchester. 

The development was marketed through the Swinegate office of Linley & Simpson's Leeds City Centre estate agents & letting agents, whose sales manager Andy Bonner said: "Now the final ‘sold' sign has gone up at the property, it marks the start of an exciting era for Boyds Mill.

"Due for completion next month, this bespoke transformation of Boyds Mill over the past year is a perfect example of what can now be achieved.

"It has taken the conversion of historic buildings to new heights and hopefully provides both impetus and encouragement to owners of other similar properties.

"With the popularity of city living still growing, Leeds would really benefit from more Boyds Mill-style conversions. It's proved to be a very successful model for the future."

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