DPP has submitted a planning application for a build-to-rent apartment development at Flax Place in Leeds on behalf of Galliford Try Investments, which reflects the increasing trend for home working.
The planning application, which relates to land off Flax Place to the east of Leeds City Centre, will see the creation of 350 build-to-rent apartments in two tower buildings of 15 and 11 storeys respectively. DPP originally gained planning consent for residential development on the site in 2008.
Attractive, modern, open plan apartments are provided throughout the scheme with the predominantly one and two-bed unit mix reflecting the current demand in Leeds.
Significantly, to provide flexibility for professional residents, workstations within the two and three-bed apartments enhance the ability to work from home, while full height windows provide extensive natural light into each apartment. As part of the development, seven fully accessible apartments are provided.
The towers will be connected at lower ground floor level with a welcoming reception that provides an attractive, shared amenity space facing on to an external courtyard for residents’ use. The open frontage to Richmond Street will create an additional shared public space, which is complements the local area.
Michelle Davies, Director of DPP, said: “We are delighted to work with Galliford Try Investments on this key regeneration site within Leeds. Our historical involvement in the site and local knowledge of Leeds meant that we were able to fully understand the constraints and opportunities and provided advice throughout the pre-application process to result in an attractive and sustainable proposal.
“The addition of dedicated home working facilities in the apartments is becoming an established part of city centre developments of this nature, reflecting the changing trends towards flexible working, particularly in light of the pandemic situation.”
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