Sky Gardens, the new luxury apartment skyscraper in Leeds has been opened to future residents by property investment firm Aspen Woolf.
The 32-storey tower will reach 101 metres into the sky, making it one of Yorkshire’s tallest buildings, having been designed by award-winning architects to provide unrivalled luxury living in the city.
Once complete, Sky Gardens offer residents 360° views of the city centre and beyond, while a New York-style development known as High Line is also set to be built on the Holbeck Viaduct.
Developers Citylife say the uniquely-styled apartments are being designed with the post-pandemic world in mind, with more property-hunters seeing accessible outside space as a key priority when looking for the ideal place to live - particularly when working from home.
The development will boast a private roof terrace, and with new working from home trends firmly in mind, residents will also have access to their own large private workspaces as well as gym facilities.
It will comprise 306 luxurious one-, two-, and three-bed apartments and is due to open in 2024. However, sales will officially open in the coming months, and pre-launch reservations are currently being taken by Aspen Woolf to enable keen investors to secure apartments - which will start from £145,000 - with a deposit of just 20%.
The development is being built on the original Midland Mills location, which is perhaps one of the most important industrial heritage sites in Leeds, playing host to a 200-year-old flax mill - a Grade II listed building that played a key role in the city’s manufacturing past.
Sky Gardens will see the full refurbishment of the Midland Mills and the creation of an iconic residential tower, dubbed as a ‘wonderful development, pairing the new with the old’. It offers one of the only opportunities to secure luxury property in the Leeds South Bank regeneration project, where most new sites are being snapped up by big investment funds and institutions. The project is the largest of its kind in Europe and will double the size of Leeds city centre, creating 35,000 new jobs and 8,000 new homes.
Russell Midgley, director at Aspen Woolf said: “Sky Gardens offers a once in a lifetime opportunity for property investors. With house prices predicted to rise 28% by 2024, Leeds is tipped to be one of the top cities for house price growth in the UK. The potential in Leeds is massive with exceptional investment taking place in the city. This includes the upcoming High-Speed Rail 2 rail service which will add £54bn to Leeds’s economic output. We have just seen the Channel 4 TV studios move here and key assets are in the pipeline for Leeds including a new government Hub, NHS Digital, and more TV studios. Leeds is at one of the most exciting points in its history. It already holds the second-largest workforce in the UK, the second-largest centre for financial services, and over 40,000 graduates are produced here every year. Sky Gardens represents Leeds’s future. It will become Leeds' new iconic landmark and one of the first opportunities in the exciting South Bank project.”