Our Professional Consultants

The developers of The Residences at Val d’Or are committed to delivering Yorkshire’s most exclusive new residential apartment scheme and to achieve this they have enlisted a team of professional consultants and suppliers to ensure that new owners enjoy a luxurious and comfortable lifestyle.

Hello, I am Christine Yorath, a Yorkshire girl who has lived in Lancashire as a student and Warwicks and London, Vancouver and Wales as a WAG. Numerous homes, four children, five grandchildren and careers as a beauty therapist, a football agent and a property developer have brought experience and diversity into my life. Whilst living in Vancouver in the early ‘80’s I was able to attend a formal interior design course to feed my passion.

Since 1980 I have had a skin care importing and distribution business and now share the Metrin Skincare European operation with my daughter, TV presenter, Gabby Logan.

In 1989 I bought my first investment property intending to keep it for rental but having fully refurbished it I sold it, made a good profit and for a few years I continued to do that with up to 3 houses at a time under development. This led to owning a rental portfolio of a few dozen properties and forming Flats in Leeds management company which managed over 1000 properties before it was sold to Countrywide in 2013. I also developed a number of sites with new build houses and apartment blocks of up to 28 apartments.

I have worked extensively on interior design projects and consultancy for other property developers, details of both can be found on my website.

My Property Experience

I bought my first investment property in 1989 building up a portfolio of over 30 properties and going on to become a developer in my own right mainly concentrating on developments of between 18 and 24 apartments in Leeds city centre and suburbs. Using my experience of professional team building I assisted in the development of one of the Norths largest waste transfer stations and have had other, albeit limited, experience on commercial development as I have concentrated mostly on high specification residential projects.

I am proud to have earned a respected reputation for my interiors and attention to detail in all the developments I have completed.

Refurbishing, furnishing, letting and managing my own rental portfolio led to the founding of my own rental and management company, “Flats in Leeds”, which grew over a number of years with the assistance of my son, Jordan Yorath, and a staff of 14 to a company managing several hundred properties before we sold to Countrywide in 2013. I stayed involved with Countrywide in the capacity of returning vacated properties back to a good letting standard after tenancies.

The recession of 2008 saw the cessation of most new development in the Leeds area where I mainly operated and my business interests diverted to refurbishment works of private and rental homes through the REVAMP brand which was originally the brain child of my son. REVAMP became very active and completed some lovely projects totally remodelling several private homes.

As the building industry crawled out of recession new opportunities arose I was actively involved in some really exciting projects with various developments such as 5 new mansion homes in Harewood, luxurious apartment conversions in York, new build cottages in North Yorkshire and the build of 11 houses in Scotland and I consulted on 4 large homes on a golf course in South Leeds as well as a large family home project in Shipley.

The most recent consulting projects have been on two luxury apartment schemes brought to the market in North Leeds where apartments at Silvergates broke the record for luxury apartment sales in Leeds.

Torsion Homes are a Developer and Contractor. This property development operating model takes land and developments from feasibility stage all the way through to sales and handover to our clients.

As a developer contractor, we retain ownership of all construction activities which affords greater project certainty, cost control and quality. The team are experts in the new-build property market, with an in-depth understanding of the current trends and requirements. The business is continuously looking to enhance its offering to exceed customer expectations.

Torsion Homes locates, acquires and constructs developments across Yorkshire, the North West and Midlands, ensuring its homebuyers and investment partners obtain maximum returns on their investments.

Ian Worthington, MCIOB
(Member of the Chartered Institute of Building)
Managing Director
Torsion Homes Ltd

Established in 1989, Den Architecture is an Architecture practice based in Leeds and London. We undertake a wide range of projects nationally across all sectors of the property industry. The practice provides a first-class service to clients, supported by an experienced and professional team.

Dedicated to making a positive contribution to the built environment, Den Architecture promotes excellent design through lateral thinking and an intrinsic understanding of the commercial needs of our clients.

Whether the project is large or small, domestic or commercial, we carefully guide our clients through the whole process from early feasibility to construction on-site and beyond.

We have significant experience in numerous sectors including Residential, Healthcare, Retail, Leisure, Hotels, Office schemes, and Student Accommodation.

We have carried out urban and Master-Planning projects working, among others, with Sports Organisations, Home Builders, and local authorities. Environmental issues, sustainability, renewable energy, and quality landscape are all very important to us, and we endeavour to reflect this in our work.

The culture of the practice is to approach all projects in a friendly and open-minded manner. We create unique solutions to differing client requirements and will always be honest in our guidance and advice.

We give clients confidence at the very earliest stages of the development appraisal to ensure they make the correct decisions throughout the whole process, from initial concept sketches to completion on site.

Monroe are the leading agents for exceptional properties in the North Leeds residential market. Founded by Jordan Yorath and Leanna Corban in 2020, Monroe won ‘Best Agent’ at the Yorkshire property awards in 2023

Having 3 offices to serve clients selling premium properties shows our commitment to providing accessibility and convenience to our customers. Our focus on high standards of customer service and understanding the needs of buyers seeking highly specified homes in prime locations further underscores our dedication to excellence in the residential property market. Our strategy aligns well with our goal of looking after discerning clients who are looking for top tier properties.

Monroes track record of collaborating with high profile developers on superior,new build home schemes positions us as the ideal choice to market The Residences at Val d’Or and my personal connection having been raised from birth at the original home, Val d’Or, is of particular significance. “I am proud to be selling these properties especially as I believe this is the most exceptional apartment scheme ever to be delivered in Yorkshire.”

Jordan Yorath Founder. Monroe Estate Agents

Monroe Estate Agents
Email hello@monroeestateagents.com or call 0113 8704443, alternatively contact Jordan Yorath directly on 07990327001 or jordan@monroeestateagents.com

"We're incredibly excited about the opportunity to partner with Christine and provide the bathroom amenities for her exquisite new luxury apartment project in North Leeds. Her vision for this residential development sets a new benchmark for contemporary living aspirations. We have over three decades of expertise in bathroom design, manufacturing, and supply, and as one of the UK's leading bathroom design and supply services, we are well-equipped to offer customised solutions for Christine's venture from inception to fruition. Collaborating closely, we eagerly anticipate transforming her vision into reality. Recognising the significance of the bathroom as a sanctuary within the home, where daily routines unfold and relaxation can take place, we aim to create a dream bathroom for each apartment in the development. Our aim is to seamlessly blend functional layout design with a luxurious, modern aesthetic that complements Christine's desired art deco style."

Matt Donnelly,
Head of Projects at Abacus

Founded 12 years ago, Cloud 9 Visuals has emerged as one of the top Architectural visualisation studios in the UK, transforming blueprints into captivating artist impressions. Our journey has been marked by a relentless pursuit of excellence, fuelled by a team of skilled artists and designers who possess a profound understanding of architectural aesthetics. With a portfolio spanning a diverse range of projects, from residential to commercial ventures, we have earned a reputation for delivering visuals that not only meet but exceed our clients' expectations. Our commitment to pushing the boundaries of traditional rendering methods has garnered accolades and recognition within the industry, solidifying our position as trusted partners in bringing architectural visions to life.

At Cloud 9 Visuals, we understand that developers' aspirations extend far beyond mere blueprints; they seek to create spaces that inspire, captivate, and leave a lasting impression. Our unique blend of creativity, technical expertise, and advanced 3D visualisation allows us to translate these aspirations into mesmerising visuals that breathe life into architectural designs. With a deep-seated commitment to understanding our clients' visions, we ensure that each artist impression reflects the essence of their project, communicating its unique character and emotive qualities. Our track record of success and client satisfaction makes us the perfect partner for developers who share our passion for pushing the boundaries of architectural innovation.

The brief we received for the Val D’or development is both captivating and demanding. Our task involves visualizing a pioneering architectural concept that challenges traditional design norms. Collaborating closely with esteemed interior designer Christine Yorath of The Yorath Group and Torsion Homes presents an exceptional synergy of expertise. Our scope of work extends beyond crafting photorealistic renderings; it includes integrating state-of-the-art technologies to breathe unprecedented life into the vision. This project offers an exhilarating opportunity for us to showcase our innovation and acclaimed designs. We approach this endeavour with passion and commitment, confident in our capacity to surpass expectations and deliver visuals that evoke awe and admiration.

Philip Nicklin,
Owner Cloud 9 Visualisation

GIA is a leading practice in the UK and Ireland supporting developers with its advanced technology services. We use cutting edge technology to accurately analyse and inform, providing a contextual approach to planning and development. Whilst our heritage is as an expert in light, we also provide Building Consultancy, Party Wall, and Neighbourly Matters, Solar PV and Wind Analysis advice. Our mission is to passionately and creatively tackle challenges in the built environment, revolutionising our industry by providing incisive solutions for every project we consult on. We work with architects, owners, occupiers, developers and planning consultants across both the public and private sectors.

With over 30 years of expertise, GIA is an authority in our field, providing new thinking that is redefining the industry.

Greg Bird​​​​,
Senior Associate Director

PWP Design are a creative landscape architecture practice, based in Yorkshire. Our team support developers, local authorities, community groups, businesses, home owners, architects and planners. www.pwpdesign.co.uk

We think differently about landscape and offer our clients a creative, flexible, enthusiastic approach. We are collaborative, playful people and dovetail seamlessly with other consultants, designers and stakeholders. Our services include landscape strategy and assessments, design guidance, concept design, planning information, detailed drawings, specifications and overseeing implementation on site.

PWP Design work across a wide range of sectors, including regeneration and public realm, residential and commercial development, leisure and parks and commercial outdoor spaces.

In addition to our commercial project portfolio we collaborate with our sister company PWP Landscape to design and install, high end domestic gardens and we also bring this experience to our residential development schemes.

Simon Hall CMLI
Design Director & Landscape Architect

The Contracts Team at PJH work with clients across four key housing industry sectors: Developers, Builders, Kitchen Furniture Manufacturers, and Affordable Housing Providers.

We supply a fantastic range of quality A-brand appliances to our Contracts customers, and with national fitting teams, numerous distributions centres and a large stock holding, we can provide fast, efficient delivery and installation for all projects, no matter where they are in the UK!

We strive to give our customers a “first choice” service and believe that working together in partnership is the route to joint success - and so “together we’re better” has become our company strapline. Our extensive experience, paired with our dedication to customer care and excellence, make us a great match for the aspirations of Residences at Val d’Or by Christine Yorath.

Adrian Hoggard,
Contracts Manager

Based in Doncaster, Environmental Noise Solutions Ltd is a specialist company offering acoustic consultancy services to clients throughout the UK. Established in 2003 the company has over 20 years’ experience in the acoustic consultancy sector.

The firm offers comprehensive acoustic design and sound insulation testing services to businesses, which is intended to provide 'cradle to grave' support for all of the client's needs. With offices in Doncaster, Leeds and Sheffield, the business has experienced staff enabling clients to receive the support and services they require, and quickly.

With a team that includes nine professional consultants, Environmental Noise Solutions Ltd has a team all qualified to at least AMIOA and MIOA standards.

Environmental Noise Solutions Ltd has an expanding customer base, located throughout the UK, including many FTSE 100 and FTSE 250 construction companies and house builders.

The Company provides noise surveys and assessment, acoustic designs, sound insulation testing and pre-completion sound tests for Building Regulations, part E. Surveys are assessed to standards such as BS4142, NPPF, BS8233, WHO, BB93.

We believe we are excellent match for the proposed development having recently worked on the reconfiguation of the penthouse apartment at Riverside One, Hester Road, Battersea, London SW11

Dave Poulton,
Environmental Noise Solutions (ENS) Limited

As Britain’s leading supplier of quality kitchens, Omega has experienced sustained growth for over 25 years. Our state-of-the-art factory and advanced manufacturing capabilities ensure we deliver the quality and service our customers expect. In today’s uncertain market, we are committed to providing the stability and reassurance our clients need. By maintaining substantial stock levels, we guarantee a continuous supply without delays.

Omega, a Yorkshire-based manufacturer of true rigid kitchens, partners with regional developers like Christine Yorath Designs to offer quality kitchen products with inspiring designs. Our collaboration aims to reflect the high specifications of projects such as the Residences at Val d’Or.

The project features a blend of Mackintosh traditional shaker painted doors and our new Novus true handleless slab painted doors, both complemented by 20mm Silestone solid surface worktops and standard Quooker hot water taps in all kitchens. It also includes a variety of internal fittings such as wirework and wooden cutlery trays, along with recessed LED lighting under wall units, worktops, and plinths.