Residents to help shape redevelopment of Spooner factory site in Ilkley

28 August 2015

McCarthy and Stone the UK’s leading retirement house builder, is preparing plans to redevelop the former Spooner factory site on Mayfield Road in Ilkley. The proposed multi-million pound regeneration would include high-quality Retirement Living, Assisted Living accommodation, a hotel, office space, nursery and an extension to the existing Spooner Industries factory.

McCarthy and Stone is committed to engaging with the local community and will be offering residents the opportunity to meet with the project team to discuss its initial plans for the site. Where possible, the views of the local community will be incorporated into the final scheme.

"We recognise that this is an important site in Ilkley and we want to work with the community to develop a proposal that will be valued locally. Our plans would improve local housing choice and deliver a high-quality attractive redevelopment as well as creating a significant number of new jobs for the town."

A spokesperson for Tesco said:

"Since we announced we would not be delivering a new store at this location we have been actively marketing the land. We are keen to ensure it is brought back to use as quickly as possible for the local community and are pleased to confirm we have agreed the sale of the site to McCarthy and Stone."

In addition to addressing a local need for specialist retirement and extra care accommodation, occupants of the proposed apartments are typically looking to ease the burden of maintaining a larger property, which should help to release these homes onto the market for local families that wish to remain living in the area.

Arrangements are currently being made to meet local stakeholders and neighbours of the site, to give them an opportunity to view the early proposals. This will be followed by a public exhibition for the wider community to view the scheme and provide their views.


For more information, call the project’s Freephone information line on 0800 298 7040.