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.