Kirkstall Place


Client: Artisan Real Estate

Location: Leeds

Working with Artisan Real Estate, OOBE is helping to deliver much needed housing for people in Kirkstall, Leeds.

The 260 unit residential development, along with a small-scale commercial unit for retail or co-working office space, is on a key regeneration site that has stood vacant for many years.

The landscape concept provides a place to live and a place for life. It provides a multi-functional setting for residents in an environment closely connected to nature.

Residents well-being and community interactions are promoted through a hierarchy of spaces within the masterplan. This is all set within an environment rich in biodiversity. All of which creates a strong sense of place.

A transformational residential project in the Aire River Valley

A series of public, semi-public and private high-quality spaces have been created for residents and visitors to Kirkstall Place. By integrating the development with its surrounding streetscapes, pedestrians can easily move throughout the site.

Terraced parks and gardens are a feature of the design and draw on the challenging level changes. A network of interconnected green spaces has also been created. These are strategically located to take advantage of the views over the surrounding Aire River valley.

Through a strong focus on placemaking strategies, the development draws on its local setting. Building on the historic industrial character of the site and opening up the development with new pedestrian routes and vistas, Kirkstall Place will be a welcoming natural environment.

A naturalistic style of planting using native plant communities and a mix of more ornamental palettes, according to the character of the space, has been implemented. This has created quiet pockets where residents can slow down, relax and enjoy nature on their doorsteps.

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