Health and Well Being Hub

Yorkshire Housing Framework

Middlecross, Armley

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Acanthus have been approached by the Keighley Green Space Campaign Group to prepare design proposals for a new Health and Well Being Hub.

The group are fighting proposals to develop a current open space in the town centre and have secured a public vote on the 21st July.

Their preferred location for the hub is a brownfield site between Church Street and Beck Street.

Developing here would allow the open space adjacent to North Street to be enhanced for a variety of uses.

Acanthus are currently preparing proposals for this recreational area that include an open performance amphitheatre, street café and memorial rose garden dedicated to Sir Tom Moore who was born and grew up in the town.


In 1987, when the practice first opened it’s doors from a small office on the edge of Bradford, Yorkshire Metropolitan Housing became one of our very first clients.

Following their merger with Ryedale Housing Association in 1999 to form Yorkshire Housing Group, they have remained one of our key clients for the last 35 years.

Acanthus have designed dozens of successful projects and many hundreds of homes throughout the region for them. We were therefore particularly pleased to have been selected to remain on their framework of preferred architects for the next 4 years.

The Acanthus team look forward to providing continued support and assisting Yorkshire Housing with the successful delivery of new schemes across a variety of tenures.


Following an extensive selection procedure, Leeds City Council have appointed EQUANS to deliver a new extra care scheme on the site of the former Middlecross Day Centre in Armley, Leeds.


Acanthus worked closely with EQUANS throughout the bid process preparing detailed masterplan proposals. We are providing a full architectural service designing a bespoke, development comprising over 60no. 1 and 2 bedroom apartments, restaurant and salon. Residents will have access to onsite care with staff offering a range of support.  


Designs are at concept stage but following public consultation a planning application will be submitted later this year.