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Saxton, Leeds : Urban Splash Building

Leeds Architecture, northern England, UK – design by Union North, Architects

28 Jun 2012


Design: Union North

RIBA Awards 2012 Citation:

Saxton, Leeds

This refurbishment of two derelict council housing blocks offers a paradigm for regeneration in these straightened times that combines both social and environmental sustainability. Intensive consultation has led to a genuinely mixed-tenure scheme. Apartments are light and cheerful, with spectacular views.

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photos from RIBA

The existing structure, lifts and stairs have been re-used, adding to the outside a new steel structure to provide the increased density and allow the building to be clad in a highly insulating but very elegant new skin. The sloping site was cleverly used to separate out the social heart from the ubiquitous parking areas and to make a communal entrance with a strong relationship back to the city.

Saxton Leeds
photo © Joel Chester Fildes

Saxton Leeds – RIBA Awards winner, 2012

Saxton Leeds – Building Information

Location: The Avenue, Leeds
Architect: Union North
Client: Urban Splash
Contractor: Urban Splash Build
Structural Engineer: Arup
Services Engineer: Arup
Contract Value: £40 million
Date of completion: Jul 2011
Gross internal area: 25,232 sqm

Chair of Jury: Professor Julian Marsh
Regional representative: Simon Baker
Lay assessor: Kester Rattenbury

Saxton Leeds images / information from RIBA

Location: Leeds, West Yorkshire, England, UK

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