Meet the award-winning developers behind Conditioning House
Comprised of 3 core businesses, each focusing on different aspects of UK property, from development to consultancy, Priestley Group boasts an excellent track record for bringing unique buy-to-let opportunities to investors worldwide.
Founded by Nathan Priestley, the Priestley Group specialises on converting historic buildings into modern, high-specification apartments that exude a unique character. They have rapidly grown to become a leading end-to-end service provider, trading on three continents and employing over 100 people.
Achieving a standard worthy of acclaim, Priestley Group has recently won the International Property Award, a world-renowned mark of excellence celebrating the achievement of companies in the property and real estate sectors.
Winning the category of ‘Manchester’s Best Residential Development’, Priestley Group’s Stableford Hall saw a local Grade II-listed landmark carefully restored and enhanced to become a stunning development of 12 bespoke one, two and three-bedroom apartments.
Offering high specification apartments – but preserving period features of the property such as exposed brickwork and original beams – Priestley Group’s approach to restoration is one of innovation, blending historical features with new smart technology, to provide residents with the ultimate in modern city living.
Stableford Hall's modern restoration became one of Priestley Group's most striking developments
Receiving the award at last October’s London ceremony, Mr Priestley said:
‘Stableford Hall fits perfectly into our growing portfolio of carefully preserved, historical buildings that we expertly convert into bespoke residential developments to offer an altogether unique standard of living.
‘Without investment, buildings of this kind risk being resigned to history. We’re honoured to receive this accolade from the International Property Awards in recognition of our work protecting Greater Manchester’s rich architectural past for generations to come.’
Yet for Priestley Group, this ambition extends beyond Manchester, targeting towns and cities across the North offering unique development opportunities that allow the Group to breathe new life into local landmarks.
With a rich industrial history and a strong regeneration platform, Bradford is one such location.
Born in Bradford and a vocal supporter of the city’s ongoing plans, Nathan Priestley has taken on developments such as the newly launched Conditioning House to provide striking living spaces for the city and bring one of its forgotten architectural gems back into the spotlight.
Speaking to the Bradford Argus & Telegraph earlier this year, Mr Priestley, challenged the perceived negative reputation of the city, advocating for the significant development and rejuvenation Bradford has seen in recent years.
‘We can say that, without question, Bradford Council and its planning department in particular are the most forward thinking and commercially minded council we deal with’, he said. ‘Where other councils put up hurdles for development, Bradford finds a way to encourage it and work with the private sector to overcome obstacles.
‘Yes, more still needs to be done, but there is a reason we (Priestley Group) have invested more than £30m into private development in this city centre over the past seven years, still have offices in the city centre and have no plans to slow down our investment within the city,’ he concluded.
Conditioning House marks the next - and largest - development from Priestley Group, in Bradford's city centre
In Conditioning House, Priestley Group has found their largest project in the city to date, with this former wool testing facility due to be reborn as a brand-new complex of 133 ‘New York Loft’ style apartments, commercial office units, a large on-site gym, and a ground floor café.
With Bradford’s appeal now reaching young professionals looking to stay close to the city centre, as well as those looking to commute to nearby Leeds, the stage is set for Priestley Group’s continued role in the redevelopment of the city.
As Mr Priestley said: ‘There is huge potential in Bradford. It is still a major city, a sleeping giant.’
Are you interested in finding out more about Priestley Group, or their exciting new development at Conditioning House?
Then take a look at our property listing page, where you will discover more about the history of Conditioning House, why Bradford is on the rise and how you can capitalise on the demand for this stunning new development.