Structural Engineer

Sweet Street, Leeds

We are designing precast concrete panelised frames for this residential scheme in Leeds, a PRS (Private Rental Sector) initiative.

The Sweet Street scheme forms part of the Eastern Gateway of the Holbeck Urban Village Revised Framework, and incorporates 744 residential units across 2 adjacent sites and ground floor commercial space. Each site comprises of 2 ‘L’ shaped buildings forming a central raised landscaped courtyard with basement car park underneath. The individual blocks vary in height (from 6 to 12 storeys) to maximise sunlight into the central courtyards whilst allowing the edge blocks to be dominant so
that they reinforce the traditional morphology of the area whilst enhancing the pedestrian flow and urban grain. Ground floor terraces provide active frontages to the street.

Our design process has included consultation with all the major UK specialist precast suppliers and design development to enable all the suppliers, each of whom have their own particular approaches and system details, to undertake the works. We are delivering market tested designs so Dandara as Client have a robust approach that takes full advantage of this specialised form of construction.

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Sweet Street, Leeds