Pennine Waterways News

Sunday 14 June 2009

Wildlife to get the High Life

Wildlife in Leeds are to experience high-rise living thanks to a development alongside the Leeds and Liverpool Canal.

Garnett Netherwood Architects have won a competition to design wildlife habitats to attract wildlife back to the area of Holbeck Urban Village, near the canal in Leeds.

Garnett Netherwood, who have designed three office buildings in Holbeck, near Office Lock, won the compatition with designs for 12 metre high towers to be constructed from recycled materials. The design mimics the three historic Italianate towers that are preserved in the Holbeck development.

It is described as a "concept" that would need further evolution. It is hoped that the towers would attract bats, birds, butterflies and insects.

Artist's impression: Garnett Netherwood Architects

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