Leeds Fed celebrates new homes in Hunslet

A cake cutting ceremony was held to celebrate the completion of new Leeds Federated homes in Arthington Place, Hunslet.

Leeds Fed Chair Helen Jaggar and Councillor Richard Lewis along with resident Linda Brown (centre).
Leeds Fed Chair Helen Jaggar and Cllr Richard Lewis with resident Linda Brown (centre).

Leeds Fed customers who live in the new properties along with local councillors, Leeds City Council officers, the Homes and Communities Agency (HCA), companies involved in the design and building work, and Leeds Fed staff, took part in the celebration.

The Arthingtons was one of the first areas Leeds Fed invested in when it was formed in 1975. The housing association continues to provide homes in Hunslet and has replaced old, poor quality back to back terraces on Arthington Place with six new three-bedroom and two-bedroom homes available for affordable rent. To improve the look of the neighbourhood, new boundary walls were built outside the new homes and the older properties on the same row.

Stephen Ellis, Leeds Federated’s Head of Assets and Development said:

“We are delighted to celebrate the new properties at the Arthingtons. It’s Leeds Federated’s 40th anniversary this year and this scheme shows our long-term commitment to provide high quality housing in Hunslet and to help regenerate local communities.”

The Arthingtons scheme cost £685,000 and received £122,400 in grant funding from the HCA. The houses are built to Lifetime Homes standards. This means they will be flexible for tenants through all stages of life, and offer extra security features. They are also energy efficient and help minimise energy costs and tackle fuel poverty.