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Welcome to Spinning Acres

Far Headingley, Leeds

History of the Spinning Acres site

Originally a separate village, Far Headingley became joined to the rest of Leeds when wealthy industrialists, mostly working in the field of textile manufacture and responsible for spearheading the industrial revolution in this area of Yorkshire, constructed huge mansions and villas.

Still blessed today with street after street of beautifully proportioned early Victorian houses and terraces as well as some 18th century cottages, it is pleasing to see how leafy and green it is in this part of the city, where many of the houses share communal gardens.

In fact, it seems that no two houses are the same in Far Headingley, which merely adds to its charm — every terrace has its own distinctive character, reflecting the personal taste of its Victorian architect.

The name Spinning Acres therefore takes its inspiration from the textile industry. The design of our brand icon resembles the fields and acres of land from which Far Headingley evolved — where the stone and brick villas on the east side of Otley Road, north of Hollin Road and Glen Road, were located entirely in the open countryside until the 20th century.

What makes Spinning Acres special

The team behind Spinning Acres has much in common. Aside from working together on other schemes over the years, being highly experienced in their individual fields, and being local people with a vested interest in this part of the city — we are all committed to ensuring that Spinning Acres is an award-winning private rental scheme that will result in homes in Leeds that people love.

Reaching this stage has required a number of boxes to be ticked.

Firstly, apart from assembling a highly talented, innovative and committed design team, was the need for a sympathetic restoration plan for the site. 

Secondly, the creation of stunning contemporary designs was required for new build apartments and family town houses, which would have wide-ranging appeal. 

Additionally, the ability to harness all this creativity so that the overall concept not only complied with planning and conservation area challenges, but would allay any fears held by local people that this leafy parkland was about to be ruined by over-development and inappropriate housing.

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Pickard Properties Ltd

26-30 North Lane