Work has now started on site for a high-quality 10,000 sq ft extension to the flourishing Leeds Private Hospital at the 17th Century Red Hall House estate.

Consultant facial plastic surgeon Dr Fas Arshad and his wife Ms Sommiya bought the historic estate, by the East Leeds Orbital Route (ELOR) close to Roundhay Park, from the Rugby Football League in 2021.

The dynamic couple self-funded £3m of the Phase One of the development, which was completed in 2022 when Leeds Private Hospital became fully operational.

Phase Two of the of the development will comprise an additional two state-of-the-art operation theatres, anaesthetic facilities, nursing ward, patient overnight rooms as well as outpatient consulting rooms.

Dr Arshad said, “Since we bought Red Hall House in 2021, Leeds Private Hospital has gone from strength to Strength. We have almost doubled our staff and we are employing local NHS consultant surgeons and consultant anaesthetists to come and work with us to provide high standard surgical services. Our ultimate aim is to be able to process higher volumes of work to ease the heavy burden on the over-run NHS in the Yorkshire region.”

The chosen contractor for the building works is Brookes Development Ltd, with Phase 2 of the project set to be completed next summer.

Jonathan Erkulis, director of the Yorkshire-based E3 Architecture, is working very closely with Dr Arshad on the transformation of the Red Hall House estate.

He explained “Our detailed plans have secured the restoration, sustainability and longevity of this important Grade II Listed Building, while creating sensitive and high-quality designed additions to create a prestigious state-of the-art medical facility.

“It has been a pleasure working with Dr Arshad to secure the stunning redevelopment of Red Hall House itself and of the 10,000 sq ft extension. The project is an example of where conservation and commercial aspirations can work together through major investment.”