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Squire Lane, Bradford

Guide Price £1,950,000

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AN EXCITING RESIDENTIAL DEVELOPMENT OPPORTUNITY in sought after Chellow Dean. Adjoining Bradford Girls' Grammar School, close by Bradford Royal Infirmary. Detailed planning permission pending for the conversion of the main building to 13 apartments and the further development of 54 new build dwellings.
Site area extending to 3.44 acres (1.39 hectares)
For Sale by Private Treaty


Bradford Royal Infirmary adjoining / Bradford Girls Grammar School adjoining / Bradford City Centre 1 mile / Leeds Bradford International Airport 8 miles / M606 4 miles / M62 6 miles (All distances approximate).
Lady Royd is a magnificent early Victorian detached property originally built for the Illingworth family, founders of Listers Mill and the worldwide velvet manufacturing business which was in such high demand during the Victorian period. The property boasts many pleasing architectural features of the period including fine woodwork and marble fireplaces throughout.
During the last 75 years or so Lady Royd has been home to the Junior Department of Bradford Girls Grammar School, who over the decades have adapted and extended the accommodation within Lady Royd, making it suitable for academic occupancy.
Today, the availability of Lady Royd provides a wonderful opportunity for owner occupation or extensive residential development, subject to final consent.
In addition to the internal accommodation of Lady Royd which in itself extends to approximately 15,000 sq ft or thereabouts, there is the Victorian gated lodge house, together with an earlier detached cottage with range of stables and other outbuildings. In addition, there is a tennis court and extensive gardens and parking areas all within an idyllic sylvan setting.
The sale of Lady Royd provides excellent development opportunity within this established and sought after neighbourhood of Bradford.


Lady Royd is now a listed building of Special Architectural and Historic Interest. In addition, there is a Tree Preservation Order covering the whole site. During the last 12 months a detailed planning application has been submitted to the Local Planning Authority, City of Bradford Metropolitan District Council, Application No. 07/03806/FUL. The principal of residential redevelopment throughout the site including conversion of the existing Lady Royd building into 13 apartments has been agreed. In addition, Heads of Terms have been agreed for a draft section 106 agreement. The application for retrospective Listed Building Consent is pending. The Case Officer is Mr Mark Hutchinson, City of Bradford Metropolitan District Council, Planning Department, Jacob's Well, Nelson Street, Bradford BD1 5RW. Telephone 01274 434605.


All mains services are available either within or adjoining the site.

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