The award-winning Greenhouse development is ideally situated in the Beeston area of Leeds, within a 15 minute walk of Leeds Railway Station. Outside of the development, a number of shops, pubs, and eateries are opportunely positioned in the immediate vicinity. Located just off the M621, Greenhouse is well-connected to the M62 taking you East to West and the M1 taking you North to South.
The concept for Greenhouse is unique yet refreshingly simple; a collection of distinctive homes and offices powered by sustainable energy, with a strong emphasis on community spirit. The design, on-site amenities, renewable energy and residents of this building have all made this possible. Greenhouse represents a new way of life that unites and delivers all the dynamics desired for modern sustainable living. Winner of multiple awards including the UK Green Building Council award for Sustainability, Greenhouse is a building that is years ahead of its time.
A part refurbishment of a classic 1930’s building, the design ethos embraces the history of the building with exposed concrete, timber and brickwork combined with contemporary statement colours, fabrics and retro-chic furniture. The combination of rooftop wind turbines, solar panels, ground source heating, and central rain and grey water tanks create sustainable energy to support everyday living and working. These technologies combine to reduce utility bills by as much as 60% and reduce carbon emissions of each home by around 1 tonne per year.
The spacious courtyard provides the ideal setting for socialising with neighbours, and on-site amenities such as the gym, deli, events space and vintage bike club, not to mention the nearby allotments, only help to strengthen the sense of community.
Apartment 608 comes with a number of innovative and luxurious features, including:
Internet Protocol TV – allowing you to find out about the latest news and events on the community noticeboard, check bus and train times, search local amenities, and view the apartment’s hour by hour energy and water consumption
Lightening fast speed internet with WiFi preinstalled, eliminating all connection fees. Powered by a 200meg fibre optic line connected directly to the internet super highway
CAT5 data cabling preinstalled, linking to ip network for iptv, voip and data
voip telephony with free calls between apartments and a direct line to the Greenhouse Deli for room service
Door entry security allow you to see visitors on your TV screen and greet them via your voip telephone
High tech ground source heating and cooling system provide cool air conditioning in the summer and super efficient heating in the winter
Stunning bathroom with Villeroy & Boch white basin and dual flush W.C. Fittings
Beautiful Porcelanosa stone tiling to walls and floor
Large rainhead wetroom shower
Latest low flow rate water efficient fittings from Hansgrohe to reduce water usage and utility bills
Contemporary white kitchen with ‘cushion-close’ doors and stainless steel handles
Responsibly sourced bamboo work surfaces featuring sink cover that double as chopping boards
A/A+ rated kitchen appliances including touch control ceramic hob and electric fan-assisted oven to reduce electricity consumption
Modern water efficient mono bloc mixer tap to help reduce water consumption
Under-mounted stainless steel sink
Easy recycling bins with integrated compartments for sorting
Under-counter lower energy LED feature lighting
10-year Premier Guarantee warranty
Super-efficient insulation which ensures quiet living as well as reducing heating bills
Responsibly sourced bamboo flooring throughout all living spaces
100% British wool carpet with recycled underlay in bedrooms
Stainless steel ironmongery throughout
Floor-to-ceiling windows give a great view of the Leeds
The furniture in the pictures are used for illustrative purposes only.
Apartment 608 provides the following Net Internal Area:
452 sq ft (42 sq m)
Parking and Cycle Storage
Cycling is the most popular method of transport for residents and workers at Greenhouse with free secure cycle storage available for everyone. For those who do drive, secure underground parking spaces are available at £8000 with secure external parking spaces available for £4000, both with key fobbed access. A car club scheme also operates near to Greenhouse which allows simple car rental by the hour, helping to reduce carbon emissions through car pooling.
Greenhouse adds up to more than the sum of its parts; it’s the community spirit which really sets this building apart from other developments. Meeting your neighbours has never been easier; head down to the allotments with other residents to grow your own fruit and veg, find a gym buddy to hit up the free private gym with, hang with friends out after work in the on-site deli, watch a projected film in conference room, or head to the courtyard for a bbq.
Not only this, Greenhouse has a whole host of other services and features which help to make the development so special, including:
Free vintage bike hire club
free Swap Shop – offering the chance to share films, books and magazines with other Greenhouse residents
The Greenhouse Deli, ran by residents of the building sells local produce, home cooked breakfast, lunch and dinner as well as everyday essential. Even dial 900 from your apartment phone for room service!
Office, conference, meeting and support facilities available to residents for various events
Landscaped private courtyard, growing organic herbs and veg and providing a great place to relax with friends
Live-in concierge to assist you moving in, take parcels, provide local information, and help you make the most of Greenhouse
The Greenhouse gym features all the latest cardio equipment as well as cable training and dumbbells for strength. Just £35 to join and the free for your life at Greenhouse.
Recycling facilities provided in basement as well as a freecycling point to share unwanted items with other residents.
This pioneering development provides a low carbon lifestyle for our residents by using leading-edge sustainable technologies, including:
Ground source heating and cooling to every apartment with the latest control system to provide comfortable living as well as keeping bills low
Latest thermally efficient grp double-glazing throughout the apartments
Low energy light fittings throughout the building reduce electricity consumption
Solar thermal hot water sourced from 250 square meters of roof top solar panels
Two 9m rooftop wind turbines generate electricity to power the communal lights and lifts
Central rain and grey water tanks provide recycled water for toilets and washing machines and reduce water bills
This unique combination of wind turbines, ground source heating, water tanks and solar panels has transformed this classic building into one of the most low carbon developments in Europe; each home can expect to save over 1 tonne of CO2 and over 25, 000 litres of water ever year. What’s good for the planet is also good for you; our residents can expect to save 60% on their energy bills and enjoy a band ‘A’ council tax rating.
Greenhouse in the Newspapers
See the latest press attention that Greenhouse has enjoyed here:
Awards in our cabinet so far include:
Yorkshire Post Environmental Awards 2011 - Project of the Year "Winner"
RICS Pro-Yorkshire Awards 2011 (Residential) "Highly Commended"
RICS Pro-Yorkshire Awards 2011 (Commercial) "Runner Up"
RICS Pro-Yorkshire Awards 2011 (Regeneration) "Runner Up"
RICS Pro-Yorkshire Awards 2011 (Design and Innovation) "Runner Up"
RICS Pro-Yorkshire Awards 2011 (Sustainability) "Runner Up"
Energy Saving Trust Micro Generation Awards 2011 - "Winner" Development of the Year
Building Awards 2011 -"Highly Commended" Housing Project of the Year
abdn Awards 2011 - "Runner Up" Business Innovation
bcia Awards 2011 - "Winner" Technical Innovation of the Year
The Rosenblatt New Energy Awards 2011 "Runner Up" Developer of the Year
Sustain Magazine Awards 2011 -"Runner Up" Project of the Year
UK Green Building Council 2010 Sustainability Awards - "Winner" Sustainable Refurbishment of the Year
riba White Rose Awards 2010 - Bronze Architecture Award
riba White Rose Awards 2010 - Sustainability Award
2010 Premier Guarantee Excellence Award "Winner" - Environmental Project of the Year
Yorkshire Property Insider Awards 2010 - "Highly Commended" Sustainable Development Award
Yorkshire Property Insider Awards 2010 - Developer of the Year Award, "Runner Up"
inca Awards 2010 - "Winner" Residential High Rise Refurbishment
inca Awards 2010 - "Winner" Project of the Year
inca Awards 2010 - "Winner" Residential High Rise Refurbishment
2010 Northern Design Awards Best Eco Project, "Runner Up"
cedia 2010 International Technology Awards - "Winner" of Best Multi-Dwelling Project
Estate Gazette - 2009 Green Awards - "Winner" Best Development
What Green Home? 2009 - "Highly Commended"
Awards we have been shortlisted for and await the result:
Construction News Awards 2011 - Environmental Project of the Year
Construction News Awards 2011 - Retrofit Project of the Year
The Housing Design Awards 2011
We are also awaiting shortlisting results for:
Renewal and Regeneration Awards 2011 - Sustainability
Renewal and Regeneration Awards 2011 – Residential Housebuilder Awards
Viewing and Further Information
To get a sense of what it might be like to live in this fantastic development, please contact Richard on or email and book yourself in for a tour today. We are sure you will love Greenhouse, our existing residents certainly do. Visit our facebook page to see what residents say at or take a look at our website at