Maintaining Design Integrity from Concept to Delivery

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Architect Sara Burgess takes a closer look at the development of the Skelton Lake roof ribbons Currently being planted with native meadow species, signaling the final stages in the development of the roof ribbons at the new Motorway Service Area (MSA) in Leeds, Architecture 519’s Sara Burgess considers the progression of this primary building feature… Read more »

Skelton Lake MSA shortlisted for Design Excellence Award

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Architecture 519’s design for Skelton Lake Motorway Services has been shortlisted for the Yorkshire Property Industry Awards in the Design Excellence category. Due for completion this autumn, the design for the first motorway services in Leeds features an undulating living roof structure with exposed timber beams and a double-height central glazed atrium overlooking Skelton Lake…. Read more »

Leeds Skelton Lake Services – Masterplanning Workshop

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A519, along with other members of the Leeds Skelton Lake team, attended a master planning workshop at Leeds East Academy. Year 10 pupils were given a brief for a motorway service station and asked to develop proposals for the site. The teams produced some imaginative ideas, giving consideration to site constraints, relationships on site, building… Read more »

New Starters

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Following a successful 2018, Architecture519 are pleased to welcome a few fresh faces to the practice, further strengthening our growing team. Sam Kapasa, previously of Group Ginger in Leeds, is an Architect with experience covering numerous sectors including Mixed-use, Commercial and Heritage projects. Sam has also a keen interest in art and graphic design and… Read more »

MSA Site Commencement

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Enabling works have commenced on site for Leeds Skelton Lake Services with drilling and grouting about to begin for the building footprint. The aerial photograph shows the setting of the site within its surrounding context becoming more visible and we are excited to watch the scheme as it progresses.

Skelton Lake Services – Internal Visuals

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The main building work is due to start on site this Summer for the Leeds Skelton Lake Motorway Services. The visitor facilities include for a double height atrium space at the heart of the building. The dynamic curved ribbon roof is expressed internally through the exposed Glu-lam structure. Clerestory glazing provides glimpses to the living… Read more »

Leeds Services Gets Unanimous Approval

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Reserved Matters approval has been received for Leeds Skelton Lake Services following unanimous approval from Leeds City Council members at the Plans Panel meeting on 29th March 2018. The Plans Panel praised the scheme for its design progression from the outline proposals and its continuity of the original design concept with key building elements; such… Read more »

Skelton Lake Services

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Architecture 519 presented the design of a unique motorway service area for Leeds Skelton Lake Services to Leeds City Council in Summer 2016. The strong concept involved a series of undulating living roof ribbons rising from the land, to integrate the building with the surrounding landscape and included a glazed central atrium and viewing area… Read more »

Rural Home Extension Gets Approval

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Planning permission has been granted by Leeds City Council for a two-storey extension to a stone-built property in Alwoodley, Leeds. The existing house forms part of a courtyard of stone and slate former farm buildings that sit within the green belt. It also benefits from a large rear garden with views across the countryside beyond…. Read more »