Client | X1 Developments
Employers Agent | Saville
Architect | DK Architects
Structural / Civil Engineer | Alan Johnston Partnership
Start on site | September 2015
Completion  | May 2017


X1 Aire, Leeds

The development consists of 147 apartments with a mix of one and two bed units together with office space and a private residents’ gym. The completed single building rises to over 12 stories in height and will contribute to the continued regeneration programme which is dramatically bringing the area back to life with the revitalized waterfront providing an attractive location to live and work.  The structure of the building is constructed from a reinforced concrete frame with a post tensioned reinforcement design to help improve the floor to ceiling height accommodation space. The frame is by a combination of materials ranging from masonry brickwork and trespa clad boarding which provide the breaks in the building mass to enhance the individual balcony space, the mix of trespa colours help bring its own individuality to the building. Aluminium windows again help puncture the spans of brickwork.  The lower ground floor main entrance elevation is treated in a timber cladding to soften the approach along the East street scene. The palate of both soft and hard landscaping for the works follows the existing street scene concept established by previous developments consisting of a mix of block paving, tarmac and grass and soft planting. A double height steel structure frame creates the car parking provision, developed at the rear of the building to provide 118 secure spaces with the lower floor hidden by retaining wall structures.