Horsforth Campus update
Westgate Point refurbishment
Refurbishment has commenced on the prominent 8 storey office block on Westgate in Leeds City Centre. The development on behalf of YPP, being undertaken by Colbre Projects and Brewster Bye Architects, will convert the former Weightmans Solicitors office into 133 luxury apartments containing extensive communal facilities including private lounges, working space, banqueting suite & gym. Incorporating a high level of fabric improvement and solar power generation, energy conservation is at the forefront of the design philosophy.
‘The development promises to give a fresh lease of life to this local landmark; providing high quality accommodation in a prominent location with some spectacular views across the City’.
Planning permission granted for Minden Court
Planning permission has been granted for new affordable housing for the over 55’s consisting of 8 retirement bungalow and 12 retirement apartments with associated landscaping and parking.
Construction of the foundations are well underway for 152 affordable new homes
Vistry Partnerships are building a 152 new homes in Leeds on behalf of Stonewater, the largest gas-free, new residential development in Yorkshire.
Wesley Road, Armley
Planning has recently been submitted to Leeds City Council for a new affordable housing development in Armley, Leeds.
The project, for Leeds and Yorkshire Housing Association, will see the construction of 28 new two and three bedroom affordable rent units on land adjacent to Wesley Road. 26 of those units will be two storey houses, with the other two units being apartments contained within a two storey house format. Each house and apartment will have its own associated parking provision and private garden space.
Drone footage shows Vistry’s progress building 140 new homes in Normanton
Works are nearing completion for 140 new homes on a site located between Normanton and the outlying village of Altofts and will provide much needed family housing in the area. The development also known as Ashfield Park is providing a mix of 2, 3 and 4 bedroom high quality new homes for sale, private rent, shared ownership and affordable rent.
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Work is nearing completion at Horace Street in Bolton
The development at Horace Street occupies the former School and Presbytery associated with adjacent St Joseph’s Church, the cottage apartments will also benefit from a generous communal landscaped Garden.
Horace street consists of 18 no. cottage apartments with minor highways works and an extensive landscaped communal garden. The site consists of an equal mix of apartment types with the ground floor apartments benefiting from their own private external terrace.
Each apartment has been designed to be fully compliant with Approved Document M4(2) adaptable dwellings to ensure that the dwellings can be altered to suit the everchanging needs of potential residents.
The development utilises a mixture of contemporary architecture and subtle contextual references to the surrounding area. The elevations feature a mixture of brickwork types, the main body brickwork will be a lighter red brick, and the areas of brickwork detailing will be a darker contrasting red brick. The elevations also make use of russification details to provide further depth and interest to the elevations. Full height windows are proposed proportionately creating a good solid to void ratio in the elevations while functionally providing the occupants with views out and also allows good levels of natural daylight. the Material choices relate to the existing context whilst providing an individual character to the new development through high quality design and material uses.
Regent Lodge wins RICS Social impact award
Regent Lodge, which houses homeless people who are recovering from addictions, has been named Yorkshire’s best residential development at the inaugural Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors’ (RICS) Social Impact Awards.
The RICS judges praised how Regent Lodge successfully provides tailored support to members of the homeless population, with alcohol dependency issues, and creates step changes in an independent setting for residents. They also highlighted how the building enhances the local street scene whilst acknowledging its context within the area, as well as being part-funded by capital receipts from the Local Authority’s right to buy disposals, providing a measurable return on investment to the wider community.