Masterplan © Cass Associates
Hard landscape works © Cass Associates
Illustration of courtyard roof garden
Planting plan © Cass Associates
Roof garden, Leeds
SBLD collaborated with Cass Associates on the tender packages for the external landscape around two new apartment buildings within inner city Leeds.
The scheme centres around two semi-private roof gardens. The design concept for these courtyards plays on the warp and the weft of cloth, celebrating the importance of the fabric industry in the history of Leeds. The concept is reflected in the layout of the courtyards as well as the richly planted beds which are interwoven with yew hedges. These planting beds create dynamic edges to the central lawn areas and provide privacy for each apartment’s patio.