In 2019, our focus lays firmly with Crossgates and by extension, East Leeds. In this article, we’re taking a look at 5 of the main factors which tell us that the area is going from strength to strength and why more people than ever want to move to Crossgates.
Mark Manning, Managing Director of Manning Stainton says, “I get asked about up-and-coming areas all the time and right now I’d say Crossgates is a place that’s on the up and I think we’ll see prices there rise substantially over the coming years.”
There are big investments in infrastructureCrossgates already has a train station, with great links to Leeds City Centre and York. Although this isn’t unique to Crossgates, it means that people working in the city centre are looking to Crossgates because of the easy commute. What’s more, we’re seeing significant investment in the surrounding transport infrastructure, namely the East Leeds Orbital Road. Mark says “This is one of the biggest infrastructure schemes Leeds has seen for several decades and it is one that will massively improve transport links to and from Crossgates and the surrounding areas.”
Property Developers are focusing on the areaOver the next few years, there are plans to build around 5,000 new homes in Crossgates. There’s a host of market-leading developers targeting the area, including Avant, Strata and Bellway. The presence of such affluent, established and respected developers makes sure that the new build homes being built will be high quality.
Businesses are investing in the regionThere’s been a flurry of businesses moving into the area recently. Mark comments “All successful suburbs need a good centre and the changes happening to some of the establishments in and around the Crossgates Shopping Centre are a key sign that the area is regenerating.”
Who could ignore the opening of The Springs shopping centre a short distance from Crossgates? The multi-million-pound shopping centre, which opened in 2018, brought a range of businesses, including Next, Gino D’Acampo’s Restaurant, The Odeon among others.