The proposed scheme is located on Buslingthorpe Lane north of Leeds town centre, taking advantage of a sloping site to provide 269 apartments with a view over Leeds city centre. The site was formerly a leather works and associated equipment manufacturer sited in the centre of the old tannery district and retains the original factory chimney and high boundary wall.
The proposal is to create 5 new buildings arranged in the form of a mill complex stepped down the hillside; giving city views to the largest number of residents. The complex features a mix of 1, 2 and 3 bed apartments built over an underground car park deck; opening out the site to provide the maximum amount of open space and viewing points. The existing mill chimney has been retained and worked into the façade of the buildings to provide a focal point for a central garden and seating area. The scheme will provide affordable accommodation with good public transport links to the city centre. The detailing of the buildings has been chosen to reflect the scale and formality of mill buildings, with the regular grid being adapted and modified to create a sense of the human scale and differing needs and desires of the residents.