St Albans Place 400 student homes are an exemplar social focus for student housing
RIBA Yorkshire Award winner 2021
Building of the Year Award
Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios for Select Property Group
Contract value: undisclosed
These 400 new VITA student homes are at the gateway to an emerging student quarter in the heart of Leeds. The driver was to establish an exemplar social focus for student housing in the ‘New Briggate’ regeneration area, which has endured a longstanding history of unsuccessful planning decisions. Drawing on Leeds’ traditional ceramic and textile industries, the building facade is expressed as a woven pattern of glazed bronze ceramic. Behind the cladding, the facade has excellent airtightness, sound absorption and high thermal mass.