• 06 April 2021
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A new £34m build-to-rent residential development in Leeds has reached the highest point of the build on the 31 metre high building.

National contractor Tolent is creating 216 homes for property developer Oakapple Group on behalf of Grainger plc, the UK’s largest listed residential landlord.

The 11-storey development known as Pin Yard is part of the Holbeck Urban Village in the south bank area of the city and includes a mix of one, two and three bedroom rental apartments that upon completion, will be owned and operated by Grainger.

John Currie, regional director for Tolent, said: “I’m delighted with the progress and the quality of work our team is demonstrating on site.

“Despite the challenges we’ve faced, we have continued to work together with our client and our supply chain to ensure work has progressed safely on site and we’re on track to hand over this development towards the end of 2021.”

As work continues on site with plastering, tiling and kitchen fitting on the lower floors, around 65 per cent of the site spend is within a 25 mile radius of the development.

Philip Taylor, chairman of Oakapple Group, said: “It’s certainly not been easy for Tolent, but despite everything we have all had to face over the last 12 months we continue to work together as a team. We look forward to a successful conclusion to the project in autumn this year and we will definitely look to negotiate further projects with Tolent.”

Helen Gordon, Chief Executive, Grainger plc said “We’re delighted with the progress of our Pin Yard development in Leeds, which upon completion, will provide well located, high quality homes for rent, all professionally managed by the inhouse Grainger team”

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

The team has recently handed over a new £12.5m student accommodation project on Burley Street in Leeds and a new four-storey, 32-apartment development in York.