Status: Phase 1 complete, Phase 2 under construction
Approx Construction Cost: £100m ($200m)
With its distinctive facade, the Gateway is Leeds' stunning new mixed use development on the former Howarth Timber Works. The multi-award winning development consists of five individual, but interlinked buildings set around a communal landscaped space illustrated in the commercial photography and architectural photography.
The scheme provides 750,000 sq ft of development with 620 apartments; a 215 bed hotel; 50,000 sq ft of offices and 25,000 sq ft of mixed commercial space with onsite parking for 425 vehicles. The development will be a catalyst for regeneration of Leeds' eastern quarter, connecting the city with previously isolated communities.
Its design was in response to a direct analysis of the site encompassing both the surrounding and inner environment. The exterior colour scheme was chosen to allow the integrity of the buildings shape to be maintained shown in the commercial photography and architectural photography. In an innovative and bold design statement the reflective green panelling, which complements the contemporary style of the building, was used to form a stark contrast to the standard red brick residential developments which are becoming all too common in the City Centre. The high gloss, tiled facade accentuates its contemporary curved form, attracting considerable attention for its bold commercial photography and architectural photography, providing a focal, landmark building.
Yorkshire Residential Property Awards for Best City Centre Development 2007 Property Executive Awards -
'Regeneration Award for Excellence'