Lifetime Achievement Award For Jonathan Morgan


Morgans enjoyed a special night at this year’s Residential Property Awards when Jonathan Morgan was presented with the event’s prestigious Lifetime Achievement Award.

The awards are a sensational celebration of Yorkshire’s property talent and were hosted by TV presenter Jonnie Irwin from Escape To The Country and A Place In The Sun.  The event also raises tens of thousands of pounds every year for children’s charity Variety.

The judges highlighted the role Jonathan has played in making city living a vibrant and exciting reality, as well as applauding his work in attracting inward investment, and described him as a great ambassador for the city.

Well-known Leeds professionals who endorsed Jonathan’s award included Richard Lewis from Town Centre Securities, Jon Kenny from CEG and Martin Patterson from St George’s Crypt, which is in the frontline of support for homeless, disadvantaged and vulnerable people in Leeds.

Richard Lewis said: “I first met Jonathan 20 years ago and he had a bonkers idea about converting space above shops into flats. Fortunately I listened, and the rest as they say his history.  I’ve had a long relationship with him, I’ve loved working with him, he is a true pioneer.”

Jon Kenny added: “He’s Leeds through and through.  He’s been involved in the market for many years, stood up for it when it’s been down, and promoted it heavily when it’s been up.  There’s not a thing he doesn’t know about the Leeds residential scene.”

Martin Patterson said: “He is keen to make sure Leeds becomes a better city for everybody in the community.  He’s achieved an enormous amount for St George’s Crypt.  Over £500,000 has been raised during 10 years through the amazing Crypt Factor event.  Additionally he has secured major opportunities for us in networking.  Without his work, our work would be so much more difficult.”

The money raised at the Yorkshire Residential Property Awards funds Variety’s work with disabled, disadvantaged and deserving children in Yorkshire.  It’s spent on a wide range of initiatives including Sunshine coaches, which are used by schools and organisations for children with special needs.  It also supports one-off appeals for help and specialist wheelchairs which can cost up to £20,000.

Homes To Rent In Leeds’s Secret Garden


Home hunters are being given the chance to move into a luxury property with grounds once visited by J R R Tolkien. Hollies Park Court is a four-apartment building next to The Hollies, a Victorian villa located within Meanwood Park, near Weetwood.

The house’s gardens are known for their botanical significance, and are home to oak woods, waterfalls, rhodedendrons and azaleas set on a hillside. The building was gifted to the city of Leeds in 1921 by George Brown in memory of his son, Harold, who was killed in action in World War One.

The house became a sanatorium for children with tuberculosis and the grounds were opened to the public. Lord of the Rings author Tolkien was known to have wandered around the attractive woodland dell. The modern property on Weetwood Lane includes two large apartments which have recently gone onto the lettings market. The two-bedroom ground floor flat is available for £1,200 per month, while the top floor flat, which has a luxury fitted kitchen, is priced at £1,500 per month.

Both have been recently refurbished, have secure parking and scenic views over the park with a great specification and layout. They will no doubt appeal to people who want to be close to the city, but are attracted to the natural environment of the park setting.