As building work continues across the road from Leeds Mind’s property, Clarence House, we wanted to outline some information which will make visiting easier for our service users, volunteers and others during the disruption.

Housebuilder, Mandale Homes, is constructing Aubretia View, its new development located at the lower end of Clarence Road (furthest from the A65 through Horsforth). The site is directly over the road from our building, Clarence House.

With the building project due for completion around the end of March 2020, we have seen increased traffic from vans, lorries and plant machinery. On occasion, access to our small carpark at the front of the building has been blocked.

Our building is still open for business as usual, but you may just want to plan ahead to make your visit a little easier, as parking has become more restricted. Building work tends to occur mostly between the hours of 07.30 and 16.00 so evening counselling appointments will be largely unaffected.

Please find more information below.

Parking

Very limited parking is available on Clarence Road and Back Clarence Road – although you should avoid parking in the designated residents’ spaces. More parking is available on the next street over, Newlay Lane, which is just a few minutes’ walk round the corner to Clarence Road.

Alternatives to driving

There is a bus stop right at top of Clarence Road, on the A65. This stop is called Glenwood Hotel (stop ID: 45011580), and there are both Yorkshire Tiger and First Group routes that stop here (numbers 33, 34 and Flying Tiger 757). It takes around 4 minutes to walk from the bus stop to Clarence House. Uber is also available in the area, as are a number of private taxi firms, which will save you from the hassle of parking.

Disabled Access

As usual, we have disabled parking available at the front of our building, which can be reserved ahead of time by phoning our reception. You will be forewarned ahead of your visit if there will be no access to the car park that day.

Plan ahead

Please leave plenty of time ahead of any appointments at Clarence House to account for the temporary difficult access conditions.

We are keeping in contact with the builders for updates and would like to apologise for any inconvenience while the disruption continues.

Access to our other sites (DeLacey House and Inkwell Arts) is unaffected. 

If you have any questions, queries or concerns, please contact us on 0113 305 5800 or email info@leedsmind.org.uk.