Entry type: Completed

Number/street name: Accommodation Road

Address line 2: Hunslet

City: Leeds

Postcode: LS10 1ND

Architect: White Arkitekter

Architect contact number: +44(0)2036672674

Developer: CITU Group LLP.

Contractor: Citu Manufacturing Ltd

Planning Authority: Leeds City Council

Planning Reference: 15/00415/FU

Date of Completion: 01/2020

Schedule of Accommodation: 194 x apartments; 121 x 4-bed houses

Tenure Mix: Private leasehold sales, Citu retains land ownership and maintenance

Total number of homes: 315

Site size (hectares): 2.4

Net Density (homes per hectare): 132

Size of principal unit (sq m): House: 135 sqm

Smallest Unit (sq m): House: 120 sqm

Largest unit (sq m): House: 135 sqm

No of parking spaces: 178

Planning History:
The original planning permission for 312 units was subject to a section 73 submission in 2017, which was required due to the evolution of the housing designs during production information and fabrication stages. Leeds City Council’s planning team were highly supportive of the developed designs and of the holistic thinking and ambitions of the Climate Innovation District overall.

Description of the design:
The £800m Climate Innovation District in Leeds, part of the city’s major South Bank Leeds regeneration plans, draws on Scandinavian best practice and harnesses the latest technology to deliver new low-carbon homes alongside manufacturing, leisure, offices, a care home, primary school and climate resilient public realm. These are the first family homes being developed in Leeds City Centre for over 90 years. With an ambition to accelerate the transition towards zero carbon cities, the Climate Innovation District is forging a powerful collaboration with local and international partners to deliver an exemplar model of how to economically build zero carbon neighbourhoods that also provide healthier, smarter and better-connected cities. Homes at phase I of the district were released for sale in November 2017 and the first residents moved in early 2019. A pedestrian bridge across the River Aire has been installed to connect the two banks together and building of phase II on the South Bank will commence later in 2020. The design of the houses was developed from the Leeds model for back-to-back housing, cleverly organizing accommodation around light wells to provide top light to kitchens. The roofs are reserved for both PVs and roof top terraces with views to the river. The west-facing aspect was carefully managed through design development using PHPP calculations. Citu Homes combine brilliant, bold design with the latest sustainable technology to create an incredible living space which radically reduces the owners carbon footprint. The Citu Homes are ten times more air-tight than UK building regulations require and offer heating requirements 10 times lower than the average modern UK house when combined with the building’s other environmental design features. The electricity for heating and hot water is provided in part by the solar panels on the properties and supplemented by 100% renewable supplier, Good Energy.

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Citu Homes use a highly efficient timber framed design, which stores 23 tonnes of carbon each house and saves 88 tonnes of emitted CO2 compared to building an equivalent masonry house. Other eco-friendly features of the CID homes: - Rainwater and storm water collection as part of a sustainable integrated urban drainage system - Solar panels - Green roofs and surfaces increase amenity, biodiversity and reduce flood risk and summer overheating - Specialist Mechanical Ventilation and Heat Recovery system which reduces heat loss and improves energy efficiency - Cycle storage provision with cycling paths incorporated throughout development



  • Back to Backs
  • Innovative House Types
  • Terrace
  • Town house


  • Medium density
  • Compact


  • Affordable
  • Private Ownership


  • Urban Regeneration


  • Contemporary Design
  • Local Vernacular
  • CLT
  • Modern methods
  • Off-site


  • Low Carbon
  • Low Energy
  • Sustainable
  • Passivhaus/ Passive House

Outdoor areas

  • Private Terraces
  • Roof Gardens
  • Roof Terrace
  • Outside Terrace
  • Biodiversity
  • Garden

Surrounding Area

  • Healthy Streets
  • Landscape
  • Communal Spaces
  • Community Buildings
  • Play Spaces
  • POS
  • Public open space


  • Community

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