Igloo Regeneration and Nick Brown Architects will be taking a small bite out of the housing shortage in Leeds by forging ahead with a residential scheme in Holbeck Urban Village dubbed the ‘Ironworks’. The 73-home project, situated on the former industrial site south of Leeds city centre, will be comprised of 58 flats and 15 townhouses, as well as 1,400 sq ft of retail space.
According to the developer, the latest scheme â€œsympathetically integratesâ€ with the historic mill buildings that surround it. The designs by Nick Brown Architects were commended by the planning committee at Leeds City Council.
Logan and Golden, a Leeds-based design studio, is working with Igloo on the interior design of the new buildings. They claim that their apartments will be 35% larger than the minimum space requirement for the city.
Honor Massarella, director at Igloo, said: â€œEverything, from the earliest sketches, to the choice of building materials and creative interiors, has been designed in response to the flexible ways that people live today – we’ve tried hard to think ahead for those that will eventually live here.â€