With our comprehensive experience of similar projects, GHM was invited by Raven (Leeds) Ltd to masterplan the redevelopment of the former High Royds hospital site in North Leeds. The site includes a varied selection of Grade II buildings within a protected parkland setting. GHM undertook detailed consultation with the local authority and English Heritage to ensure that the overall character and key buildings were retained, while at the same time removing more modern additions. In addition, inserting new roads, and adding new residential buildings that were in scale with the existing structures to meet the client’s brief and aspirations. The key southern aspect of the site was left largely untouched, with new development taking place mainly to the north and east. Generally, three storey apartment blocks are located next to the existing hospital buildings, with two storey houses lowering both the height and density further towards the edge of the site. The layout is formally composed, with a clear hierarchy of roads and pedestrian routes; many of the building groups have been designed symmetrically on axis with the existing buildings. The scheme design was granted full planning permission and listed building consent to enable the creation of 540 dwellings plus an 80 bedroom assisted living facility, commercial work space, retail unit, doctor’s surgery and children’s nursery.