HUDDERSFIELD Town boss Peter Jackson has made a new signing.

The manager and wife Alison have snapped up a flat in one of Huddersfield's mill conversions.

The Jacksons have just concluded a £150,000 deal to buy a two-bedroom flat at the £18m Equilibrium development in Lindley, the former Wellington Mills.

The flats - built by local company Lanson Developments - feature Smeg kitchen appliances, underfloor heating, movable walls and intelligent home control, which allows the remote control of lighting, audio-visual equipment and windows.

The couple decided on one of the 123 flats at Equilibrium after reading about Lanson's 1535 The Melting Point development on Queen Street South/Colne Road.

The first phase of 1535 sold so quickly that it led international property agents Knight Frank to dub it the "fastest selling residential development in the UK".

Jackson said: "When the flats sold at such speed we realised there was something special going on down there, so we decided to go and have a look for ourselves.

"The quality and specification of the flats is excellent and we really like the flats living concept that Lanson is introducing to the town."

And Alison said: "Property in Huddersfield is significantly cheaper than in some of the neighbouring cities, like Leeds and Manchester, but the value of property here is rising constantly.

"There is a big demand for property in the town as well, especially with commuters, who would rather live near the countryside than in the confines of a big city."

Lanson's sales and marketing manager, Richard Brown, said: "We are delighted that Peter and Alison have decided to buy a flat at Equilibrium.

"As a Huddersfield company it is a great endorsement for us to have the town's football club manager speak so highly of the development."

Flats at Equilibrium start from £84,950.

Lanson Developments was established in 1997.

It employs 120 people across Yorkshire. The company is involved in urban renewal and greenfield site development.