Warwick House and Belgrave House, Leeds

Rooftop extensions facilitate planning consent for over 100 new homes in Leeds

In partnership with Indigo Planning and our client YPP, Box Architects has successfully secured planning permission for two projects: Warwick House and Belgrave House.

The developments will see the conversion of vacant office accommodation into 120 new homes in Leeds. A two-storey rooftop extension to both properties ensures the commercial viability of the projects and provides additional, much-needed homes within Leeds. Leeds City Council remarked how our design “has been carefully considered to sit within its immediate context and provides a natural progression within the street scape”. The rooftop extension at Belgrave House will provide an additional eight flats, while Warwick House will offer six more flats.

Located to the north of the city centre, Warwick House and Belgrave House have excellent links to the University of Leeds, Leeds Beckett University and the First Direct Arena.

Once completed, both Warwick and Belgrave House will offer a range of accommodation including studios and a variety of one to three-bedroom flats.

Angela Newton, Associate Director at Box Architects, says: “We are delighted to be working once again with YPP and Indigo Planning to provide new homes in Leeds. As specialists in rooftop extension design and development, we believe that it is a sustainable way to expand and bring life back to vacant buildings. Indeed, not only does it ensure maximum development is achieved, it could be an answer to the current housing crisis.”

David Smith, Associate Director at Indigo Planning, adds: “It is great to be back working alongside the Box Architects team. Securing planning permission for both Warwick House and Belgrave House means that we are contributing to the expansion and development of Leeds city centre. More importantly, we will be providing the local community with new homes.”