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🟩 GreenBricks Building of the Week 🟩 11 & 12 Wellington Place

People-first green

Northern green powerhouse and community hub, 11 & 12 Wellington Place offers far more than flexible workspace. Set within landscaped boulevards, occupants enjoy a year-round programme of free wellness events, sketching classes, running club, even Drag Bingo.


🏢Building Details

  • 245,000 sq. ft., across 10 storeys: 2,500 working population

  • 2 adjacent buildings connected with middle thoroughfare

  • 1st Pioneer Project in Yorkshire for Better Buildings Partnership

👷🏾‍♀️Developer & Contractor

✍️Architects & Engineers


  • BREEAM Outstanding + EPC A + NABERS 5-star = 1st development to achieve this outside London

  • NABERS = performance-based accreditation: report + reassess every year for continual improvement

  • 100% of energy from low carbon or renewable sources: 7,500 sq. ft. roof solar panels generate equivalent annual electricity of 42 homes

  • High-tech BMS + smart metering: PIR controlled, automatic daylight compensation LED lighting; ability to pre-cool building via night purging

  • Cat A ceiling omitted in favour of exposed soffit design, minimising future wastage at fit out stage

🥦 Wellbeing

  • Fitwel 2-star: free weekly wellbeing classes + free bike hire + basement gym

  • South facing roof terraces + balconies overlooking historic Grade II listed Tower Square

  • Impressive living green walls in reception, onsite vegetable patches, fruit trees + beehives: cultivating calm and ecological awareness

  • Helping to build a more inclusive industry, the project had x2 industry average of women in the workforce

🎈Bonus feature

The site features a volunteer-led Little Free Library. A neighbourhood book exchange: everyone is invited to take a book or leave a book, inspiring community, quenching thirst for knowledge. The design is based on the Wagon Lifting Tower from the 1850s, a remnant of the site’s industrial past, once the old Leeds Central Station.

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