Award winning independent development and construction consultancy, Identity Consult (IC) is supporting two major Leeds projects as part of its growing Yorkshire portfolio – at a new city centre residential development on Saxton Lane and at the Fearnville Wellbeing Centre on the eastern outskirts.

The IC team, which is based in York’s Westminster Place and is led by director Mark Allan, was appointed to provide specialist independent development and construction consultancy on the Saxton Lane residential project on behalf of client, WDH, one of the UK’s largest social housing providers operating across the north of Yorkshire.

The city centre project will create a substantial 20 storey residential building containing 204 new build apartments for affordable rent. IC’s scope on the development includes acting as the Employer’s Agent in addition to providing Quantity Surveying and Principal Designer services.

Works to date are progressing well with the slip form completed and removed, whilst the structural frame is now at the 10th floor level with SFS, brickwork and window packages having also commenced.

Whilst on Oakwood Lane, the team is providing its support and guidance on the Fearnville Wellbeing Centre. Here, exciting plans have recently been submitted for planning to replace the existing leisure facilities and create an impressive new wellbeing centre.

The new Leeds City Council-owned building has been innovatively designed to cater for the diverse needs, ages and interests of the surrounding community. Upon completion it will offer an array of health-focussed amenities including a new gym, fitness studios, two new swimming pools and a fun splashpad for its younger customers. The centre will also be able to host a wide range of sports activities through its sports hall, whilst new changing facilities as well as a café will sit alongside community spaces and an indoor adventure play to provide a truly unique leisure destination for local people in the east of the city.

IC has been appointed by Leeds City Council to provide Quantity Surveying services on the project.

Speaking about the appointments, Mark said: “Both projects, although diverse in their nature require specialist construction consultancy guidance which we are proud to be delivering in partnership with the wider teams at Saxton Lane and Fearnville. We’re proud to be supporting these prominent schemes in Leeds alongside other projects in the city such as Leeds Arts University’s extension, a programme of works with Leeds Teaching Hospitals and residential schemes at Points Cross and Queenshill Island, as well as other important projects across the Yorkshire region. Our team encompasses individuals who possess a wide range of skill, experience and expertise ensuring that we support programmes to remain on track. We look forward to seeing both projects progress.”