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Horsforth - Leeds

The former Clariant UK works, close to the highly regarded Leeds suburb of Horsforth, is an excellent example of how Harrow Estates works closely with local communities to ensure that land reclamation and redevelopment meets local needs and aspirations.

Harrow acquired this 46 acre site in September 2009 from Clariant UK on an unconditional basis and began extensive consultation with the local community, elected members and council officers to create a viable development plan for the site.

  • Detailed assessments were undertaken of this complex site to inform redevelopment proposals including a significant Environmental Impact Assessment for both remediation and redevelopment.
  • Planning consent was secured for the regeneration of the site for 1000 homes, commercial space and associated public realm.
  • Cycle routes, green corridors and a water feature linked to the adjacent canal were proposed to enhance the environment for new residents.
  • Extensive liaison with the regulatory bodies ensured that a detailed Quantitative Risk Assessment was approved based on residential end use within a short time frame.
  • The important industrial heritage found on site was recorded and preserved in co-operation with the Local Authority’s Archaeological Department.
  • Harrow progressed master planning, site investigation and monitoring works and using a robust evidence base was able to significantly reduce the employment requirements on the site thereby enabling a significant new residential community to be planned.
  • Following the successful conclusion of planning and environmental negotiations, the site was sold in September 2009.

Key Facts

No. Acres: 46

No. Units: 1000

Requirements: Demolition, Infrastructure, Planning and Decontamination

Purchased From: Clariant UK

Sold To: Redrow Homes

Date Acquired: September 2009

Date Sold: April 2017

Previous Classification: Brownfield

RoSPA Gold Medal for Occupational & Safety Awards 2013

RoSPA Gold Medal for Occupational & Safety Awards 2013

The highly acclaimed accolade - RoSPA Gold Medal for Occupational & Safety Awards 2010, 2011, 2013 - was awarded to Redrow plc for its ongoing commitment and dedication to improving health and safety within the business.