Reservoir site goes on sale with plans to build home

A former service reservoir with planning consent is on the market to create a high design home.

Tuesday, 13th October 2020, 2:30 pm

Keyland Developments Ltd, the property trading arm of Kelda Group and sister company to Yorkshire Water, has appointed Harvey Burns & Co to put the site in Bardsey, on sale.

Keyland has secured planning approval for the retention and conversion of the existing former service reservoir, which sits on an acre of brownfield land on Wike Ridge between the villages of Bardsey and East Keswick, into a single home.

The proposed stunning residential property has been designed to sit discreetly within the existing footprint of the reservoir but to also offer panoramic views of the countryside.

This ‘hidden home’ will be sold with planning permission in place.

Beth McQue, Development Planner at Keyland Developments Ltd, said: “This site is an exciting opportunity to create a ‘Grand Designs’ style home which is truly unique in its construction and location.

“Blending into its surroundings, whilst also preserving the location through the repurposing of this former service reservoir, this property will provide its residents with breath-taking views alongside a contemporary style and finish.

“Land such as this offers rare opportunities to create one-off homes in sought-after areas throughout Yorkshire.

“Acquiring sites from Yorkshire Water enables us to not only revitalise redundant land but to also create homes which are sensitive to the surrounding landscape with a minimal visual impact as well as offering a rare chance to own homes that are one-of-a-kind.”

The site is anticipated to attract high levels of interest.

Lyndsay Burns, Managing Director at Harvey Burns & Co, said; “Opportunities of this nature in locations such as this are few and far between.

“With the right vision and creativity, this beautiful high design home offers the opportunity to create a truly bespoke property to suit the lifestyle and needs of prospective buyers.

“Accompanying planning permission is already in place making this an exciting redevelopment project and we expect a substantial amount of market interest.”

Harvey Burns & Co is marketing this property for sale by informal tender.