A grand former hospital building in Cookridge is being given a new lease of life as a stunning new homes development and the first homes, that are available on a shared ownership basis to first time buyers, are almost ready to move into.

The grade II listed Cookridge Hospital is being transformed into 14 shared ownership and 16 rental homes by Stonewater Homes. Buyers will be able to move in from the end of the month. The development, known as Cookridge House, consists of 8 two and three storey townhouses and 6 semi-detached new build houses in total, and 10 of the townhouses, which have been built within the original building, are now being marketed for shared ownership by estate agent Adair Paxton.

Director, Nicola Thompson, from Adair Paxton, said: “It’s a stunning development that incorporates the grandeur and character of this lovely listed old building, whilst being fully refurbished and modernised with all of the best fixtures and fittings. The workmanship is second to none and the attention to detail in the careful design and development of the townhouses, is excellent.”

With an LS16 postcode, Cookridge House is close to all the amenities in both Cookridge and Horsforth as well as being close to Weetwood. The homes are available on a shared ownership basis, which means buyers can purchase a minimum of 40% of the home and rent the remainder.

Nicola added: “The delightful properties provide an excellent opportunity for first time buyers to get onto the property ladder and the shared ownership homes are available to people who don’t own any other property."