Middleton Masterplan and General Needs Housing

The masterplan proposals create 116 General Needs Dwellings and a 60 Bedroom Extra Care Facility as part of an identified affordable housing scheme to be delivered through Leeds City Council’s Housing Growth Programme that is targeted to deliver approximately 300 units per year, on an ongoing basis. The scheme includes the provision for a new energy centre and substation along with highways works to facilitate new access into the site, car parking and internal roads serving the new housing.

We are appointed by Wates Construction Ltd through the Scape Framework with works commencing on site June 2021.

The bulk of the development will be implemented within the Throstle Recreation Ground area including a 60 bed Extra Care Facility and 93 general needs properties. A further 23 units are to be erected to the former Middleton Skills Centre site to the west of the main site. All the housing provision will be 100% affordable whilst also retaining an area of existing green space and delivering a reconfiguration of the Throstle Recreation Ground.

The 116 proposed new dwellings consist of 2, 3 and 4 bedroom provision throughout the sites and are to be set over two storeys constructed of a red brick with contrasting grey brick relief panels around and between window openings to blend with the larger Extra Care Facility and wider brick context of the surrounding properties. The dwellings feature a contemporary appearance with large windows, Juliet balconies, front canopy detailing and grey roof tiles to the pitched roof forms. These general needs properties are to accord with M4(2) accessibility standards and have been developed to include flexible adaptable internal arrangements including provision for lifts and hoists if specialised adaptions are needed for occupants. In addition to the standard properties a total of 16 fully wheelchair accessible M4(3), 1 bedroom, bungalows are to be delivered adjacent to the Extra Care Facility. New Green Space is to be provided centrally within the development of the main Throstle Recreation Ground with a new public park and sports pitch provided to retain provision for sports along with new open multi-use areas.

Client:Leeds City Council
Contractor:Wates Construction
Value:£15m
Service: Architecture
Sector: Living