Mary Morris House

The extension and full refurbishment of an original 1970’s purpose-built student accommodation scheme located in Headingley, Leeds. The flats are specifically designed for returning students who have formed their friendship groups, no longer want to live in halls, but are looking for the ease of use which comes with a professional landlord. For example a simple process for all utility bills.  
Client Campbell Property
Location Leeds
No. of Bedrooms 247
Status Completed November 2016
Read our ideas paper Home from Home - the future of student living space, designed for students by students

We worked carefully with the existing fabric of the building to completely refurbish and re-model its internal organisation, bringing the building up to date and in line with modern student accommodation standards and client aspirations. This included extending some of the blocks and utilising unused roof spaces to provide additional accommodation. The design aims to provide individual front entrances wherever possible, because students feel this differentiates it from a hall of residence.

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From the outset the design approached was very much to work with and enhance the original building, as well as the mature site in which it sat. Any extension to the building was carefully positioned to either limit its impact or to provide a clear distinction between the new and old elements.

The materials were also carefully chosen to enhance the existing brickwork which had become dull over time and by breaking up the mass of the brickwork with zinc and render, gave the scheme a new lease of life.

Technically, I have to say, particularly in the delivery stage of a project, they’ve always been very impressive. Victoria Campbell, CEO Campbell Property

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