Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios
The Temple development has been master-planned by Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios, an architecture practice with an international reputation for design quality, pioneering environmental expertise and a progressive approach. They were the first architects to have won the RIBA Stirling Prize for residential development – ‘Accordia’ in Cambridge and they won the national Housing Design Award in 2018 for our new homes at Kirkstall Forge.
The new proposals for Temple reflect the spirit and ambition that brought progress and prosperity to Leeds through the pioneering entrepreneurs who shaped the city in the 18th and 19th Centuries.
This 3.52 hectare development respects its historic context and industrial past whilst enabling a new sustainable community to grow. The mixed-use scheme will deliver 130,000m² of accommodation, set within a backdrop of new public spaces and landscaping.
The masterplan has been developed around a series of key linkages that thread the neighbourhood together. Main routes to Leeds city centre and Leeds train station are reinforced, and connections through and around the site provide a new network of pedestrian and cycle paths that weave the emerging community into the existing city.
Mill style buildings will be punctuated by taller modern ‘chimneys’ that echo the campanile towers of neighbouring Tower Works. Brick, terracotta and industrial metalwork reference the vernacular architecture to inform the palette of building materials.
A series of public open spaces are set within the quarter, responding in size and character to the historic and emerging context. The landscaping ties railway infrastructure, water courses, and the listed Hol Beck Bridge into new streets and squares to create a place that is both progressively and distinctly Temple.
The scheme received planning consent in April 2018.