By Andrew French at July 1, 2011 | 1:41 pm | 1 Comments
Whitehall Quay is a very attractive riverside apartment block with some lovely design features. Its warm-coloured façade, porthole windows and stylish roof make it a really handsome building. The one and two bedroom apartments in Whitehall Quay have a real air of quality about them.
This is a modern development with class, quality and bucket-loads of style; from cool curved walls to trendy triangular balconies! But the best thing of all about this apartment block is its location; and this involves three separate factors. Not only does Whitehall Quay sit beside the River Aire, but this is also a very peaceful area.
And then there is the matter of convenience to consider… with this much quiet it is easy to forget how very close you are to the heart of the city! When you add together everything that Whitehall Quay has to offer, it is easy to see why it is such a sought-after development!
By Andrew French at July 1, 2011 | 1:40 pm | 1 Comments
Whatever ideas come and go in the world of architecture, Victoriana still takes an enormous amount of beating. It is just so incredibly handsome, especially in a city centre environment! And a perfect example of this is the wonderful Victoria House.
This apartment block sits on The Headrow, right in the heart of Leeds and it really is a stunning building. Even in this age of cutting-edge technology, Victoria House has lost none of its elegance or appeal. Its detailed façade, tall arched windows and wrought iron balconies may be a far cry from modern developments, but they are still truly beautiful features.
The apartments in Victoria House are lovely and spacious with high ceilings and some superb views of the busy street below. If you like the idea of a city centre development that has genuine style and character, then Victoria House could be exactly what you are after!
By Andrew French at July 1, 2011 | 1:39 pm | 1 Comments
Finding a city centre apartment block that is modern and great value for money is not the easiest task in the world… However, Velocity manages to place a very definite tick inside both of these boxes!
This apartment complex stands on City Walk, east of Leeds’ city centre. Velocity is a very large development and it is comprised of four separate blocks. Although this is a quite a busy area of town, most of Velocity’s apartments are actually very quiet.
The apartments in this development are nicely laid out and they have lovely wider-than-average balconies. There are also some very nice landscaped grounds surrounding Velocity, adding an extra bit of greenery to what would have been an otherwise bland area.
As you can see, this development has a good deal to offer. And when you add that to the convenience of being a mere ten minutes from the centre of Leeds, you have a very desirable place to live!
By Andrew French at July 1, 2011 | 1:38 pm | 0 Comment
Twenty Twenty is one of the larger developments in Leeds and it is home to 197 apartments. It is situated in the Northern Quarter and it is a perfect example of the modernisation that is taking place in this part of the city.
In terms of looks, Twenty Twenty is a thoroughly contemporary structure. It gives the appearance that its glass-filled, red brick ‘body’ is being supported by a row of steel struts along its base. This may sound a little strange, but once you have seen it in the flesh, you will quickly realise what a clever idea this is.
The interior of the building also has its fair share of ingenious design features, such as Twenty Twenty’s ‘Micro-Pods’ (ultra-compact living spaces with folding beds and a wet room).
Some people might find Twenty Twenty a little too modern, but it is definitely worth a closer look before you make up your mind. It is only a fifteen minute walk into town and it is also offers extra security as it is a gated development.
By Andrew French at July 1, 2011 | 1:38 pm | 0 Comment
The traditional-styled Turlow Court stands beside the pedestrian bridge on the River Aire. This may not be the most contemporary of apartment blocks when it comes to appearance, but it is still a very handsome building. Its red brickwork is perfectly in keeping with this part of the city and the unusual shape of its balconies gives it a smattering of ‘look over here, I’m different’ appeal!
Turlow Court is by no means the most modern apartment block in the city, but it still has lots to offer. Those quirky balconies are a generous size, whilst the apartments themselves are comfortable and well-designed. There are also some lovely peaceful communal gardens in the grounds of Turlow Court and it has some very nice views of the river.
This development is definitely worth some consideration, especially if you are not bothered by its ‘a bit too ordinariness!’ Some of the city’s best shops, pubs and restaurants are just around the corner and you can walk into town within five minutes.
By Andrew French at July 1, 2011 | 1:37 pm | 0 Comment
Trinity One is a fourteen storey apartment block on the east edge of Leeds city centre. This red brick tower could easily have become a rather unsightly urban stalagmite… but Trinity One has much more about it than that! Some lovely conflicting angles, contrasting colours and sections of differing styles result in a structure that is thoroughly pleasing on the eye!
This really is a great location for a modern apartment block. The Calls is only a five minute walk away and there is a lovely pedestrian bridge nearby that will take you to Clarence Dock. And of course, being this close to the city centre means there are plenty of shops, pubs and clubs right along the road.
The Trinity One development is home to an impressive 111 apartments and these are all of a very high calibre; top quality fixtures/fittings, large windows and some superb views of the surrounding area.