St John’s House (formerly Kendall Carr)

  • Project:St John’s House (formerly Kendall Carr)
  • Client:Leeds and Yorkshire Housing Association
  • Contract value:£3.5m

United Living was appointed by Leeds and Yorkshire Housing Association to demolish the unused former sheltered accommodation building purchased from Leeds City Council and to complete the design and build of a new £3.5m residential building to house 23 affordable rented one and two-bed apartments.

This sought-after area of the city has a number of existing historical buildings in the locale. The new building is to adjoin the extension to Georgian Grade II listed Denison Hall, built in 1786. The project has been part-funded with a grant from the HCA.

We worked in close collaboration with Leeds-based Brewster Bye Architects. We provided guidance on achieving the Design and Quality Standards, Building for Life, energy efficiency requirements and provided LYHA with cost saving measures to help reach a best value solution.

The final design was developed to be in keeping with and to complement the surrounding Victorian terraced two-storey homes and three-storey Georgian houses.

Following demolition works and site clearance, a traditional brick and block solution was developed with a carefully specified red-brick selected that was associated with large parts of Leeds and complements the surrounding historical buildings.