West + Machell Architects, Leeds, 2010


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  • External Elevated    
  • External    
  • Courtyard    
  • Penthouse Balcony    
  • Roof    
  • Roof    
  • Office    
  • Office    
  • Showflat    
  • Soleil louvres    
  • Wind turbine    
  • Courtyard    
  • District hot water tanks    
  • Location Plan    
  • Typical Plan    
  • Typical one bed flat    
  • Typical two bed flat    
  • Typical three bed flat    
  • Full Section    
  • Existing typical plan    
  • Technologies    
  • Demolition from within the existing structure    
  • Preparations    
  • Clearing of courtyard    
  • Mid Build    
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Mixed use refurbishment of a 1930s Art Deco workers' hostel into eco-apartments and office space

The seven-storey development has been refurbished and extended to provide 172 one, two and three-bedroom eco-apartments, plus office space, transforming the original 1930s Art Deco brick-and-concrete former workers' hostel.

The existing building was wrapped in a new high-performance insulated skin, achieving very low U-value.

Insulation helped this mixed-use refurbishment to achieve a 60 per cent increase in energy efficiency.

A ground source heat pump supplement heating and solar panels provide hot water. Roof wind turbines provide electricity for communal lighting and lifts and water is recycled.


  • Begun: Dec 2008
  • Completed: Apr 2010
  • Floor area: 12,623m2
  • Sectors: Office, Residential
  • Total cost: £12.5M
  • Procurement: Design and Build
  • Address: Beeston Road, Leeds, LS11 6AE, United Kingdom

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