Planning application submitted for 350-home modular residential development at Flax Place in Leeds

A planning application has been submitted for a 350-home volumetric modular residential development at Flax Place in Leeds.

Designed by Chapman Taylor, Flax Place is a new Build-to-Rent scheme being developed for a joint venture between Galliford Try Investments and CIMC Modular Building Solutions (the latter of which we worked with on our award-winning Holiday Inn Express modular hotel project in Trafford City).

The project, which draws on our trademarked Umbrellahaus® modular residential template, will be built using CIMC’s volumetric shipping container system to create a high-quality residential community within a relatively short timeframe.

The proposed design creates a 350-apartment scheme with 10- and 14-storey towers. Central management functions will be housed at lower ground floor level in an attractive, light-filled, shared amenity space between the two towers. A new residents’ courtyard will provide an attractive external space for socialising and relaxing.

The proposals will ensure that the scheme complements its immediate context, which consists mainly of residential buildings of varied heights. The orientation and shape of the blocks follow the same urban grain as the established Saxton Gardens residential scheme nearby.

An on-site, 46-space car park will also include electric vehicle charging points and 36 motorcycle spaces. In addition, the scheme will encourage a car club and car-share spaces to further reduce emissions. 350 bicycle spaces for residents (26 for visitors) are provided in the scheme.

Situated in a prime location in the Richmond Hill district, close to Leeds city centre, the 0.5-hectare site is also near to popular areas such as Kirkgate and its Victoria Gate development, South Bank and the theatre district. The location is well served by good public transport and pedestrian links to the city and the River Aire.

Chapman Taylor created and developed the design for Flax Place from concept stage. Should planning permission be achieved, we will also oversee the delivery of this significant urban residential scheme. Chapman Taylor has become a leading player within the off-site sector, reflecting our view that off-site construction encourages greater collaboration and an excellent-quality end-product. We believe that, in order to address the industry’s capacity issue, particularly in terms of the housing shortage, but also in sectors such as hospitality, education and healthcare, volumetric modular construction has a key role to play in pushing the industry forward. You can read more about our experience and our thoughts in our Insight paper, “What is modular construction and why has Chapman Taylor embraced it?”

The project, which draws on our trademarked Umbrellahaus® modular residential template, will be built using CIMC’s volumetric shipping container system to create a high-quality residential community within a relatively short timeframe.

The proposed design creates a 350-apartment scheme with 10- and 14-storey towers. Central management functions will be housed at lower ground floor level in an attractive, light-filled, shared amenity space between the two towers. A new residents’ courtyard will provide an attractive external space for socialising and relaxing.

The proposals will ensure that the scheme complements its immediate context, which consists mainly of residential buildings of varied heights. The orientation and shape of the blocks follow the same urban grain as the established Saxton Gardens residential scheme nearby.

An on-site, 46-space car park will also include electric vehicle charging points and 36 motorcycle spaces. In addition, the scheme will encourage a car club and car-share spaces to further reduce emissions. 350 bicycle spaces for residents (26 for visitors) are provided in the scheme.

Situated in a prime location in the Richmond Hill district, close to Leeds city centre, the 0.5-hectare site is also near to popular areas such as Kirkgate and its Victoria Gate development, South Bank and the theatre district. The location is well served by good public transport and pedestrian links to the city and the River Aire.

Chapman Taylor created and developed the design for Flax Place from concept stage. Should planning permission be achieved, we will also oversee the delivery of this significant urban residential scheme. Chapman Taylor has become a leading player within the off-site sector, reflecting our view that off-site construction encourages greater collaboration and an excellent-quality end-product. We believe that, in order to address the industry’s capacity issue, particularly in terms of the housing shortage, but also in sectors such as hospitality, education and healthcare, volumetric modular construction has a key role to play in pushing the industry forward. You can read more about our experience and our thoughts in our Insight paper, “What is modular construction and why has Chapman Taylor embraced it?”

Michael Swiszczowski (BA(Hons), MArch, ADPPA, ARB, RIBA)

董事, 曼彻斯特

Michael joined Chapman Taylor in 2016 to strengthen the practice’s residential expertise. A key member of the Manchester studio’s management team, Michael has a business development remit for the residential sector across the UK business.

He has experience working on award-winning residential projects with a particular focus on build-to-rent, student accommodation and modular construction.

He is a RIBA-elected member of the Regional Council for RIBA North West.

Areas of expertise:

Residential / Build-to-Rent / Student Accommodation / Hotels

Jonathan Fishlock (BSc (Hons), B Arch)

董事, 曼彻斯特

Jonathan joined Chapman Taylor in 1999 and became a Director in 2017. He is a key member of the Manchester studio management team where he is also responsible for leading major projects and overseeing QA and Risk Management.

He has extensive experience of large-scale retail, mixed-use and office developments in both the UK and internationally.

Areas  of expertise:

Office / Retail / Mixed-use / Design Management / Delivery

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