Daniella Johnson

30th September 2016

September Roundup of News

This month at BBA:

Projects starting on site:

Radcliffe Road

Bridgestone Construction have started on site for 11 family homes for private sale, with associated private gardens and driveways for Great Places.

The proposed development contains eight 3-bedroom and three 4-bedroom detached homes. Plots 6-11 to the South of the new access court are aligned in keeping with the character of existing properties to the rear; whilst the houses (plots 2-5) located along the Radcliffe Road frontage are positioned to have good private gardens whilst giving an active frontage to Radcliffe Road. Plots 3 and 4 positively address the access court entrance.

The new dwellings are traditionally detailed using facing bricks with contrasting render and cast stone window surrounds. High-quality hard and soft landscaping will enhance the overall appearance of the scheme.

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Former Leeds Girl’s High School Starts on Site for Phase 2

Henry Boot Construction has started on phase 2 at the former Leeds Girl’s High School, undertaking the conversion to 36 luxury apartments for developers Stonebridge Homes.

Since the building has been closed it has also been used as the backdrop to the ITV drama Monroe, starring James Nesbit.

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Burley Lane, Horsforth

Starfish Group have started on site for the construction of 11 No. older persons flats and 2 x 3 bed family houses for affordable rent in Burley Lane, Horsforth, Leeds for Leeds & Yorkshire Housing Association.

The development as a whole is designed to be robust, durable, low maintenance and energy efficient. Externally, the walls will be of pitch-faced natural sandstone with art stone dressed-face detailing.. Windows and doors will be timber/aluminium hybrid in dark grey to contrast with the stone. The lift and stair core of the apartments will be faced in dark grey fibre-cement cladding arranged in vertical bands. The roof will be riven fibre-cement, which not only gives a crisp look but also ensures dressing is easier in order to deal with the number of roof junctions proposed. All of which reflects the industrial heritage of the area whilst setting-off the stone and helping to reduce build costs.

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Projects on site:

Kendal Carr

United Living are progressing well on site for the construction of 23 new affordable apartments for Leeds & Yorkshire Housing Association. The works are now upto roof level and the windows are ready to be installed.

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Hesketh Bank

RP Tyson Construction are progressing well on site for the construction of a replacement single unit chapel and church hall alongside 8 houses and six apartments for Regenda Homes.

The steel framework is being erected for the church hall along with the external brickwork.

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Completed projects:

Holgate Working Men’s Club

Work is now complete and houses are already selling at the mixed use development on the former Holgate Working Men’s Club site in York.

Six high quality three storey, three bedroom houses and a new social club have been developed by RHW Developments and constructed by local contractor Woodhouse Barry (Construction) Ltd.

The houses are all for private sale by RHW Developments and the social club has been occupied by the residents of the former Holgate Working Men’s Club.

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Press releases:

Work starts on affordable new homes in Leeds

Work has started building 33 new homes in Belle Isle, Leeds. The two and three bedroom homes are being built by Leeds Federated Housing Association as part of an Affordable Homes Programme, which is also supported by a grant from the Homes and Communities Agency and Leeds City Council. To find out more click on the link - http://www.brewsterbye.co.uk/news/press/work-starts-affordable-new-homes-leeds

An award winning architecture practice in Leeds has appointed two new team members and is actively recruiting across all levels of the business in response to a number of new contract wins.

Chris Johnson joins Headingley-based Brewster Bye Architects as an architectural assistant, and Jack Dooley as a junior technologist. To find out more click on the link - http://www.brewsterbye.co.uk/news/press/brewster-bye-has-appointed-talented-duo

‘My Yorkshire’

Nathan Wilkinson of Brewster Bye Architects featured in The Business Desk. To find out more click on the link -http://www.brewsterbye.co.uk/news/press/my-yorkshire