The owner of a former tumble drier factory site in West Yorkshire has released details of its £60m mixed redevelopment scheme.
Having fully demolished the buildings on the 26-acre plot near Halifax, Crosslee has created a masterplan that includes 106 new homes, an employment and commercial space, a supermarket (in conjunction with a leading European retailer), a care home and a McCarthy and Stone retirement village, featuring 58 apartments and 24 bungalows.
Crosslee is now inviting feedback on the plans from the local community and a virtual public consultation has been launched.
A spokesperson for Crosslee said:
“We are excited to be launching our plans for this quality, mixed-use scheme, that will bring a significant number of jobs back to Hipperholme, as well as providing much needed homes to the area.
“We would encourage as many people as possible to visit the website and provide their comments on the plans. These plans represent a huge investment of more than £60m into the Hipperholme and Lightcliffe area, providing new employment space for a variety of businesses.”
Up to two hectares of the site will be dedicated to creating employment space in units ranging in size from 500-1,900sqm.
The Care Home and Retirement Village, alongside the discount supermarket, will result in the creation of 80-100 jobs on the site, which for more than 45 years was known as the Lightcliffe Factory. It ceased production in January 2020.
The plans are available to view at crossleeconsultation.co.uk.