Student design proposal for urban environment
New Wortley Housing Association aims to address a chronic housing shortage in LS12 by building social housing owned by its local community, for the local community. The plans for 22 super energy efficient homes and significant improvements to the existing urban environment were co-designed by Architecture and Landscape Architecture students from Leeds School of Arts with community members, residents and architecture practice LEDA.
Student design proposal for new housing
New Wortley Housing Association is a subsidiary of the New Wortley Community Association, a local charity that has major ambitions to improve the quality of life for residents of New Wortley. Through direct engagement with Leeds Beckett students and RIBA Chartered Architecture practice Project Office, £2.2 million pounds of investment has been directed into the area since 2013, creating 20 jobs for local people and helping 36 volunteers into work.
A Planning decision is due by late spring, with work due to commence on site by the end of summer 2020.
More information can be found here.
Consultation event with local community