Former Leeds pub set for development after going up for sale

A Grade II listed former pub in Leeds is set to be redeveloped after being put up for sale following a five-year planning approval battle.

The disused Rising Sun pub on Kirkstall Road secured detailed planning consent from Leeds City Council earlier this year for a scheme to convert the ground floor into a coffee bar and lounge and the upper floors into six apartments. Strategic property and construction advisor Fox Lloyd Jones has been appointed by the owner to put the property on the market, in the hope of drawing in developers keen to turn the building into a residential and hospitality scheme.

A key feature of the scheme that Fox Lloyd Jones says will be attractive to potential developers is additional land that has been purchased at the rear of the former pub, to accommodate a car park with 25 spaces. The pub building itself has 7,500 sq ft of space across four floors, including the basement, with the additional parking taking the overall site to around 0.37 acres.

The Rising Sun pub was originally built in the 19th Century and was operated as a Joshua Tetley Heritage Inn for many years. It was reopened as a second-hand furniture shop in 2011, until it was damaged by fire in May 2013 and then flooded by the Boxing Day floods of 2015.

Maddy Wright, chartered surveyor at Fox Lloyd Jones, said: “The years of hard work that have gone into achieving planning approval by the vendor have paid off, creating a unique and highly prominent property development opportunity. We’re confident that developers with the right vision and knowledge of the local area, will sympathetically restore the ground floor area and stay true to its original layout and configuration, whilst transforming the building into a vibrant hospitality and residential location.”

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