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Bridge Estates Acquires Old Thomas Danby Site

Posted by admin on December 22, 2015
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Bridge Estates has acquired the old Thomas Danby Site and are in the process of redevelopment through 2015-2016.

Leeds Thomas Danby (formerly Thomas Danby College) was a further education college in Leeds, West Yorkshire, England offering courses for 16-18 year-olds and adults.

We decided the most viable option was to demolish the buildings of the Thomas Danby College in Sheepscar and offer a cleared development site to prospective buyers. It had originally hoped to redevelop the buildings, but decided that the configuration of the buildings made them too difficult to develop. Plans for the five acre site have yet to be decided, though a mixed-use development is on the cards for the dormant site.

The college was named after the first Mayor of Leeds, Captain Thomas Danby of Farnley. On 1 April 2009, Leeds Thomas Danby merged with Park Lane College and the Leeds College of Technology to form the new Leeds City College.

The Leeds Thomas Danby site, on Roundhay Road in Leeds, was known as the Thomas Danby Campus of the new college. The site was closed in September 2013 due to serious concerns regarding asbestos. As of August 2014 the building still existed but was closed to both public and for general use; it has been condemned and is now due to become a bespoke tradepark & industrial centre.