Sectors : Homes / Learning

Client : Maple Grove Developments

DLA Architecture were commissioned by Maple Grove Developments to evolve a scheme concept for a former industrial site near the historic York centre. The Phase I redevelopment of the site sees the creation of 2no new build interventions and associated landscape, infrastructure to enhance the surrounding environs with a focus towards offering new high quality student accommodation with 326 bedrooms. The recently completed Phase II created an addition 98no student beds within a third new building designed to complement with the wider masterplan.

The scheme utilises brick with bronze coloured panels inset within the reveals to create visual interest, whilst relating to the existing context and its strategic position within the City of York in close proximity to the Universities. The second phase was designed to create a family of units, however, with an increase in height to
5-storeys enabling amazing views to York Minster for new residents. Two south facing landscaped courtyard form the heart of the scheme masterplan for the health and well-being of all residents.

The accommodation is based on 4, 5 & 6 bed clusters and individual studios with common room facilities at ground floor. Both phases achieved a BREEAM Very Good and in excess of 10% on site renewables.