VITA Leeds

Project Title
VITA Leeds

Student Residential

£30 Million

Select Property Group

Key Elements

Crookes Walker Consulting Ltd have been commissioned by Select Property Group to develop and deliver the Mechanical and Electrical Engineering Services design for the student residential development comprising 376 high quality studios together with contemporary amenity and hub space.

The development is located in Leeds City Centre and comprises of 18 floors of studio accommodation 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. In conjunction with the acoustic and air quality consultants together with 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 Councils planning policy to reduce CO2 emissions by 20%, which has been achieved by optimising the building fabric performance and employing Low and Zero Carbon strategies, such as Combined Heat & Power (CHP).

The project has been submitted for planning approval.

Image Credits: Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios.

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