VITA Leeds

outside view of vita leeds

Project Title
VITA Leeds

Student Residential

£30 Million

Select Property Group

Key Elements

  • Tight Programme
  • City Centre Location
  • Stringent Energy and Sustainability Targets

Crookes Walker Consulting were commissioned by Select Property Group to develop and deliver the Mechanical and Electrical Engineering Services design for a new student residential development in Leeds City Centre.

Comprising 376 high quality studios together with contemporary amenity and hub space, the 18 storey building sits within a constrained site.

The project challenges included the close proximity of the Leeds ring road (A64[M]) and local attractions which presented acoustic and air quality considerations. CWC worked closely with the acoustic and air quality consultants and carried out extensive Dynamic Simulation Modelling to assess the development for overheating risks when assessed against CIBSE TM52. The final solution employs a mixture of natural and mechanical ventilation strategies.

Additional project requirements including achieving BREEAM ‘Excellent’ and Leeds City Council’s planning policy to reduce CO2 emissions by 20%. This was achieved by optimising the building fabric performance and employing low and zero carbon strategies, such as combined heat & power (CHP).

First Image Credit: Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios.

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