Amtico flooring was a natural choice for The Headline in Leeds – an 18-storey Build to Rent development by Grainger plc with architects The Harris Partnership. Situated on the former Yorkshire Post site, the scheme comprises 242 homes, as well as amenity and recreational spaces designed by 74 Architects Ltd.
All 242 one- and two-bedroom apartments, plus the amenity areas on the 11th and ground floors, feature LVT flooring from Amtico’s premium Signature collection.
The Headline amenity areas
In the amenity areas at The Headline, 74 Architects took design inspiration from the site’s former life as a newspaper HQ to create a series of spaces where residents can relax, work and engage in activities. Amtico Signature floors in Cornish Oak were chosen throughout to match the oak feature joinery, with the aim of achieving a natural, refined and integrated feel. Laid in basket weave, the LVT flooring was edged with a brass strip to draw attention to the site’s previous industrial heritage. To add visual contrast and zoning to The Headline’s sky lounge amenity area on the 11th floor, Signature colours were integrated into the basket weave laying pattern.
“Amtico offers such a wide variety of colours, enabling us to use it as an additional design tool to create features with interesting patterns. We use Amtico because of the reassurance factor; for 74, Amtico is a trusted supplier we have used many times, and one we know our clients also love.”Bianca Yousef, Director, 74 Architects Ltd
The Headline apartments
The brief for The Headline development focused on creating a homely, welcoming feel for residents and ensuring a quiet living space. Amtico Signature LVT in Worn Oak and York Oak was chosen for the floors, with the aim of providing quality, durability and reliability in areas of heavy footfall.
The LVT planks were also paired with Amtico’s acoustic backing layer, which is designed to dampen noise transference between floors by up to 19dB, as well as provide an extra level of underfoot comfort for residents at The Headline scheme. The choice of flooring is intended to bring all the elements in the apartments together to create a harmonious living space.