Lot 10 Armley Grange, Armley Grange Drive, Armley, Leeds, LS12 3QH

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Property Summary
  • By Order of Leeds City Council
  • Freehold historic mansion with annexe
  • Formerly used as offices / day centre
  • Vacant possession
  • 1.26 acre fenced mature grounds
  • Alternative use/development potential



The City of Leeds is the fastest growing city in the UK with a population of around 3m and enjoys a diverse economy with a workforce of 1.5m of whom 77% work in the private sector. Leeds has the fourth largest student population in the UK with four universities and is the largest legal and financial centre outside of London with 30 national and international banks represented including the Bank of England. Other major employers include William Hill, ASDA, Direct Line, BT Group and AVIVA, as well as over 100,000 working in the public sector for the City Council, NHS and the Dept of Health.
Leeds lies at the junction of the M1 with the A1(M) and the M62 trans Pennine route, 170 miles to the north of London and less than 20 miles from the Yorkshire Dales National Park to the north, the Lincolnshire Wolds to the east and Pennines to the west. Armley lies to the west of the city centre the property being located within a residential area accessed off the A647 Stanningley Road, that connects Leeds with Bradford.


The property comprises an attractive early 19th century mansion house with later extensions including an annexe, built of pale stone block beneath a slate roof, with a portico front entrance and large French windows.
The property is arranged over ground and first floors with a small basement with an approx Gross internal area of 6,135 sq ft (570 sq m). 
Adjacent there is a single storey L shaped later annexe office building with an approx floor area of 5,060 sq ft (470 sq m)
The property sits in mature grounds of approx 1.26 acres with a long curved and securely fence and hedge boundary to Armley Grange Drive. To the rear of the property is hardstanding car parking for circa 25.
The principal rooms in the main house have high ceilings with decorative cornices, leading off a large hallway with the formal of three staircases having a decorative balustrade and  illuminated by a large stained glass window.
There is a cellar with former boiler room


Main house - ground floor - 8 principal rooms
First floor - four principal rooms
Annexe ground floor - 14 principal rooms 

Main House – Ground

Large entrance hall with sweeping open staircase and stained window

Lounge - 22ft 2ins (6.77) x 17ft 9ins (5.4)

Dining Room - 18ft 7ins (5.66) x 13ft 8ins (4.2)

IT room - 12ft (3.5) x 8ft (2.4)

Smoking room - 12ft 8ins (3.8) x 11ft 7ins (3.5)

Drying room - 14ft 8ins (4.5) x 13ft 9ins (4.5)


Kitchen -15ft (4.6) x 13ft 9ins (4.2)

Office - 16ft (4.9) x 10ft (3.3)

Quiet room

WC’s & Bathroom

Second staircase

First Floor

Office 1 - 19ft 4ins (5.9) x 15ft (4.6)

Office 2 - 26ft (8m) x 20ft (6.2)

Resource room – 20ft (6.4) x 12 (3.3)

Library – 30ft (9.3) x 20ft (6)


Staff room



Cellar – various rooms and former boiler room

Annex – L shaped split into offices

Area 1 – 80 ft (24) x 42 ft (13)

Area 2 – 67ft (20m) x 24ft (7.4)

Note: all dimensions are indicative only and interested parties must not rely upon these and carry out their own verification.

Note: Additional charges - The vendors will be adding a 4% costs recovery at completion


The building was most recently used as offices/day centre however the site is unallocated for any specific development use in both the Leeds Unitary Development Plan (Review 2006, Saved Policies) and in the Site Allocations Plan.  The principal building is Grade II listed so should be retained, but could be converted to new uses (offices, community, educational, residential) which will require planning permission and listed building consent.  The interior of the principal building is listed, and has a high retention of historic detailing, so any internal changes will also need to be considered.  The 1960s annexe building could be converted or replaced with new building, which should preserve or enhance the setting of the listed building and be no greater than two storeys.  
The property therefore lends its self to a variety of potential uses.

Please refer to Legal Documents

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