Client: Leeds City Council
Services: Architecture (Technical Advisor), Landscape design, CDM, Project management, Clerk of works
The scheme comprised 24 dwellings for social rent, comprising semi-detached 2 and 3 bed homes in 3 different house types with contemporary design and detailing.
The design and specification support the wellbeing of residents with generous space standards and energy efficient solutions that help to tackle fuel poverty and reduce running costs. The homes have been designed to be flexible and adaptable in order to meet the changing needs of households over time.
Sustainable and innovative design features include:
- air leakage levels at 1 cubic m per hour (5 times more efficient than part L and almost Passivhaus thermal standards)
- whole house ventilation (Mechanical Ventilation Heat Recovery)
- smart technologies
- triple glazing and excellent insulation levels / u values
- photo voltaic roof panels to all houses
- car charging points
- delivered to BIM Level 2.
The houses have been designed to achieve a minimum 60-year life span, meet the Nationally Described Space Standards and achieve BRE Home Quality Mark.
The high specification construction also achieves CABE building for life 12, Secure By Design certification and Lifetime Homes accessibility standards. All units include ‘in plot’ or integral parking and are designed to be of low maintenance to tenants.