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Middlecross, Armley


A detailed planning application has been submitted for a new extra care scheme on the site of the former Middlecross Day Centre in Armley, Leeds.


The aim is to promote independent living for older people whilst also offering onsite care. Residents will have the security and privacy of their own home but with access to communal facilities including a salon, coffee bar and restaurant. There are 65 one- and two-bedroom apartments arranged around a landscaped courtyard and gardens. The building will be highly energy efficient and ‘dementia friendly’ with level access throughout. Every apartment will benefit from a private terrace area or balcony.


EQUANS, a Bouygues group company, are delivering the project on behalf of Leeds City Council who will own and manage the building. It is hoped that a start on site will be made later this year.

Roundup of 2022

Our Team is growing

01.11.22 Acanthus Architects (WSM) Logo for the news updated 02.23.png

2022 has been another successful year for the practice with a wide variety of projects ranging from 18 fully wheelchair accessible apartments in Birmingham to a £40m PRS development in Sheffield city centre.


We were particularly delighted to gain planning permission this month for a truly mixed use, community scheme in Liversedge, West Yorkshire. Incorporating a new church, coffee bar, restaurant and roof top garden, residents who embrace Methodist values, will live in the 22 apartments above. This community hub will be open to local people regardless of their religion and it is hoped will provide a blueprint for subsequent schemes throughout the country.

We look forward to 2023 and start of the year with our new company logo.


We are pleased to announce that due to increased workloads two new members of staff have recently joined Acanthus WSM.

Both graduates of Leeds Becket University, Marcus Cornelison and Sam Peacock have hit the ground running and are welcome additions to the team.

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