• 16 July 2019
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Property developer Oakapple Group has awarded national contractor Tolent to lead the construction of its £34m residential scheme on Sweet Street in Leeds.

Delivering 216 apartments with a basement car park, the development known as Fabrik is part of the Holbeck Urban Village in the south bank area of the city.

Demolition of existing buildings is already underway to make room for the 31 metre high building that will house a mix of one, two and three bedroom rental apartments.

Having delivered in upwards of £1bn of residential projects across the UK, Tolent will be on site at the end of July.

“This is such a great win for the team,” said regional director John Currie.

“We’ve been working closely with Oakapple to realise their aspirations on specifications, product choices, quality, and delivering a programme of work that will see some incredibly high spec apartments delivered in an up and coming area of the city. We have a lot of experience within the residential sector and this will be another fantastic addition to our portfolio.”

Philip Taylor, chairman of Oakapple Group, said: “We are delighted to be working in partnership with Tolent on this project. As a Leeds based-business, it’s great that we’re not only bringing this investment into the city but also working with regional teams like Tolent’s Leeds office to secure local jobs.”

Work is due to finish September 2021.

Tolent has been working across the central region since 1990, delivering a variety of contracts from industrial, leisure and more recently student accommodation.

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