Intake Square in Middleton is about to be revamped courtesy of £50,000 from the Big Lottery Community Spaces programme. Work begins on site this week to turn the featureless grassed area into an attractive space for exercise, relaxation, and social interaction.
Twenty-eight new trees will line the perimeter of the 6,000m2 piece of land, which will also see the installation of carved stone seating. Existing dilapidated pathways will be replaced and upgraded to improve access across the site.
Spearheaded by local residents and Aire Valley Homes, the scheme has been designed by local environmental charity Groundwork Leeds whose team of Landscape Architects specialise in regenerating urban green spaces to improve people’s health and wellbeing. The chosen design reflects the views of local residents.
In addition to the Big Lottery grant, extra funding has been injected by Leeds City Council through the Project Support Fund with a further contribution from the Aire Valley Homes Inner South Area Panel which is chaired by tenant Board Member Roy Birch.
Work is due to be completed in spring when a launch event will be held for the whole community.