Prop Charlie Beech is to leave Bath Rugby to join Green King IPA Championship side Leeds Carnegie on a permanent basis.
The loosehead has been on loan at the Yorkshire outfit since last October and has now signed a full-time deal at Headingley.
Beech, 26, joined Bath from Aviva Premiership rivals Wasps in 2011 and made 41 appearances for the club.
His time at Leeds this season has been prosperous, with the Yorkshiremen currently lying fourth in the league.
Beech said: "I'll look back on my three years at Bath with very fond memories. It was a great place for me to develop and now I look forward to getting stuck in with Leeds."
Bath forwards coach Neal Hatley added: "It's been hard for Charlie to get valuable game time with Paul James and Nathan Catt being in such consistently good form.
"He's a very talented young prop who I believe will flourish at Leeds with more matches under his belt."