THE final stage of a £20m Huddersfield housing scheme has got the go-ahead.
Huddersfield-based property firm Lanson Developments has been given planning approval to start work on the final phase of its 1535 The Melting Point scheme off Queen Street South and Firth Street.
Phase 4 will comprise 35 one and two-bed flats, spread over five storeys.
Prices will start at £109,950.
The new building will be constructed alongside the former Commercial Mills - now being converted as Phase 3 of the work.
The main part of the building will be made from natural stone and have a slate roof.
It will also feature an industrial-style contemporary extension.
Phase 1 of the project started in the former iron-smelting works of Priest Royd Mill.
It was one of the many landmarks in this area to fall into a state of disrepair since its closure.
The project has seen Lanson restore and regenerate the building.
Once complete, 1535 The Melting Point will consist of five unique buildings. The whole development will be linked by two landscaped gardens incorporating water features, sculptures and seating areas.
1535 is scheduled to be completed in 2006. It will also include the rejuvenation of the banks of the Huddersfield Narrow Canal that runs by the development.
Lanson sales and marketing manager Richard Brown said: "This is a very exciting time for the firm as we enter the final phase of the development.
"Throughout the entire project we have worked closely with Kirklees Council, town planners and the Civic Society to create a development that, not only addresses demand for luxury property but also, preserves the town's industrial heritage.
"The development has been a major success story both for Lanson and for the regeneration of Huddersfield."
Since its launch the development has sparked nationwide interest and has enjoyed fantastic sales.
When phase one was launched, all but a handful of the 57 flats were sold within three hours, leading international property agents Knight Frank to call it "the country's fastest-selling residential scheme".