A multi-million pound extra care housing scheme consisting of 18 one-bed and 27 two-bed apartments for elderly people.
This is the flagship development under the Council’s growth programme which will see around 1,000 new homes built in the next three years. It has been designed so that residents can receive the care they prefer in a place they can call ‘home’. Residents can maintain their independence and continue with their interests and hobbies, staying as active as they like with the reassurance of 24 hour care via a call system installed in every apartment. A restaurant, spa area and visitor suite also form part of the site.
With consideration to the impact of fuel poverty, the specification pushed for thermal standards close to those of a Passivhaus development, setting a new benchmark for the Council’s new build programme. Externally, the building is clad in locally sourced stone and, as a whole, conforms to the ‘Leeds Standard’ – the Council’s set of criteria to ensure high standards in areas such as space, heating, ventilation and green space are achieved. The team worked to and achieved BREEAM ‘Very Good’ principles.
NPS provided early design work and a comprehensive range of services during later design and construction phases, including project management, NEC supervision, and technical and CDM advice.