Southfield Hall is set within the Savile Park Conservation area and was formerly a private residence until it was purchased by the local NHS Trust.

Southfield Hall is set within the Savile Park Conservation area and was formerly a private residence until it was purchased by the local NHS Trust.

It was extended in the 1960s providing thirteen studio-style flats with shared amenities to meet increasing demand. The development was further extended in the 1970s, with a block of four terrace houses being constructed to the rear of the site.

The availability of more modern staff accommodation becoming available resulted in the local Trust taking the decision to dispose of Southfield Hall and the site totalling approximately 0.36 Hectares.

Historically the Savile Park Conservation Area lies in the township of Skircoat which was part of the Manor of Wakefield. An Inquisition of 1276 found that William, 6th Earl of Warenne and Lord of the Manor of Wakefield, had appropriated all Skircoat into his forest between 1216 and 1240.

By the latter half of the 19th Century and due to the success of the textile industry, the Savile Park area became the desirable residential area of Halifax and remains popular with purchasers due to its proximity to leading educational centres, including the award-winning Gleddings Preparatory School and Crossley Heath Grammar School.

The area is characterised by a concentration of large villa properties set on extensive grounds. These villas are generally built of local stone with fine detail in the local vernacular. It is also characterised by the stone wall boundaries which divide the buildings from the street emphasising the separation between public and private space.

Torsion Homes has acquired the site to create an exclusive residential development. Successful planning has been awarded to demolish both the 1960s annex and the 1970s building. Torsion Homes will build ten new build townhouses whilst sympathetically converting Southfield Hall into four generously spaced large family homes.

Dan Spencer, CEO at Torsion Homes comments “We are extremely excited at the prospect of a completely one-off development and are thoroughly embracing the opportunities a site such as Southfield Hall offers, allowing us to retain a characterful prominent building such as Southfield Hall with its stunning façade, whilst carrying over elements of the original design into the new build properties. Our focus is on creating a strong community feeling that will benefit from the extensive range of nearby local amenities including schools, parks, commuter links, independent retailers based in Skircoat Green along with the wider leisure and retail facilities available in Halifax Town Centre.”

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