The picture shows, from left to right; Tony Lupton of Beckwith Design Associates, Trevor Mitchell of Historic England and John Mulleady of JM Construction.

Work to convert a former Grade II and Grade II* Listed flax spinning mill in Leeds into residential apartments has been applauded by Historic England.  Trevor Mitchell, Regional Director (North East and Yorkshire) recently visited the £50m Victoria Riverside scheme in Hunslet which has been developed by JM Construction (Leeds) Ltd to review the completed works.

Mr Mitchell said: “JM Construction and their professional services partners are to be applauded for the expertise and commitment they have brought to such an ambitious project which few other developers would have taken on. The end result is magnificent and a credit to all concerned. It is truly a landmark scheme for Leeds.

“I am retiring from my role at Historic England shortly and knowing that these incredible buildings have been lovingly restored for future generations to enjoy is a fitting note to leave on.”

Victoria Riverside comprises 350 high-quality one, two and three bedroom apartments including spectacular roof top penthouses, across six separate buildings. All units are now fully sold.

John Mulleady, Managing Director of JM Construction, said: “We have a strong track record for converting derelict buildings and brownfield sites to create modern housing which is endorsed by the positive feedback we have received from Historic England. They have been tremendously supportive throughout the process, as have both Leeds and Bradford Local Authorities to who we extend our grateful thanks.”

In 2021 JM Construction received the award for ‘construction specialist of the year’ for the Yorkshire region in the Local Authority Building Control (LABC) Building Excellence Awards for Victoria Riverside.

The architects for the scheme are Bradford based Beckwith Design Associates.

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