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Property Details

Property NameHouse Type 2, Solar Avenue, Leeds, West Yorkshirefeatured green development
Property Locationview map
Property Type4 bedroom semi detached house
PriceFROM £345k
For further information & viewings, contactCitu
tel: 0113 320 2357

Summary of Property

House Type 2 - Designed to be at the cutting edge of sustainability, this timber framed, zero carbon home in the Climate Innovation District looks out onto the River Aire from its dual aspect living, dining and kitchen space. Its huge south facing roof terrace provides lots of space for entertaining outside. Totally unique for a City Centre location. Built with an MVHR system, ultra-high level of insulation and triple glazed windows, this home’s tiny heating requirements are met with 100% renewable energy.

Environmentally Friendly Features

Triple glazing, an air tight thermal envelope, excellent insulation and an MVHR system to recycle heat means heating requirements 10X lower than an average UK home.

Heating is provided by 100% renewable energy from community energy cooperative, making your home zero carbon.

Timber construction sequesters CO2.

Sky light and triple height void space act as passive cooling feature in summer, preventing the need for air conditioning.

Dimensions of Rooms (m)

Kitchen4.8m x 7.8m
Lounge*4.8m x 2.4m
Bedroom 14.8m x 3.1m
Bedroom 24.8m x 2.7m
Bedroom 34.8m x 2.9m
Other RoomsBathroom 1 - 2m x 2.7m
Bathroom 2 - 2m x 2m
Roof Terrace 5m x 8.1m

*Open plan kitchen, dining and living room.
Details of HeatingMVHR & renewable electric - see further info
Average annual cost of utilities, electric, gas, oil, etc.Very low - see below
Ground Rent
Details of any Accreditation or rating, e.g., BRE EcoHomes, SAP, NHER

Details of Garden or Outside Space

This house has a large south roof terrace, encompassing the homes entire footprint, so you’ve got lots of outside space to enjoy. We’ve situated the kitchen directly underneath the roof terrace, making it easy to take your meals up to dine al fresco in the afternoon sun.

In addition, the Climate Innovation District has over an acre of open green space for you to enjoy. Relaxing by the tree lined river bank of the Secret Garden, or catch up with friends in the Green.

Transport & Local Amenities

Parking facilities Off-road parking
Secure bicycle storage?Yes
Nearest shop/Post Office0.3km
Nearest leisure facilities0.3km
Nearest train station1.5km
Nearest bus-stop to main town/city0.15km

Further Information

At Citu, we believe that great design doesn't need to cost the earth, or your time. That's why the Citu Home makes it as easy as possible to live a sustainable lifestyle while keeping your time free to enjoy what you like.

We've partnered with world leaders in sustainability to build a house so efficient that it will dramatically reduce your carbon footprint.

4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms mean plenty of space for family and guests, whilst the spacious open plan kitchen, dining and living room is perfect for entertaining. This House Type comes with its own large roof terrace with amazing views across the city meaning making it the perfect entertaining space.

The Citu Home is the height of Scandinavian luxury.

An air-tight thermal envelope locks in heat and an MVHR system brings in a constant flow of fresh air whilst retaining heat given off by people and appliances, meaning for most of the year your Citu Home won't need any heating at all. This way of building is so effective that central heating systems and boilers aren't required.

Working at the cutting edge of sustainability means your Citu Home will need less than one tenth of the heating an average UK home requires. All this will save over four tonnes of CO2 per year on average. And that's just the start. Renewably powered by rooftop solar panels and topped off with a green roof to improve biodiversity, the Citu Home can be your no.1 weapon in the fight against climate change.

This isn't about gimmicks and toys, this is smart home technology with a purpose.

Smart home technology is all about retrofitting of plug-ins throughout the house. We don't think there's anything smart about that. So, the Citu Home comes with it already built-in as standard meaning you'll be able to control and monitor your heating from your phone and manage your energy consumption 24/7. Plus, our Home and Away switch feature lets you save energy by turning off unnecessary appliances whilst you're out and about.

Practice yoga in the morning surrounded by lush vegetation along the riverside, read your papers on the hammocks or just watch the world go by with your feet in the river. This is City Centre living, but not as you know it.

You might think you have to choose between a house surrounded by open green spaces far from the city, or a cramped apartment in the city centre. But the Climate Innovation District means there is no need to compromise.

Over half of the Climate Innovation District is open green space. Lose yourself in the Secret Garden, play with youthful exuberance in the Wind in the Willows or just sit and relax on Solar Avenue. Each place within the Climate Innovation District has its own unique identity.

When you live in the Climate Innovation District, your stressful commute into the city will be a thing of the past. Trade a morning stuck in traffic for one with a relaxing stroll along the river bank into the city. The Climate Innovation District is just a two-minute walk away from Leeds dock, over the new pedestrian bridge we are building across the River Aire. This is all about freeing up your time to enjoy the things that you love the most.

Under-croft car parking means no roads break up the landscape, and kids will be able to walk to the excellent nearby school without having to cross any busy roads. If you need a car then electric car charging infrastructure comes as standard with all parking spaces, so you can install the exact kind of charger your electric car needs. That means its easy to switch to zero carbon transport.

Every single aspect of the Climate Innovation District and Citu Home have been designed with sustainability at its core.

The Climate Innovation District is unique for a City Centre location. Acres of open green space along the river bank, but just a few minutes walk from the beating heart of Leeds.

Being adjacent to Leeds Dock means there is all manner of restaurants, cafes and shops right on your doorstep.

Wander a little further along the riverside path, and you're in the calls, slap bang in the middle of Leed's cultural quarter and home to some of the finest bars in Yorkshire.

Leeds Markets, the Corn Exchange and the West Yorkshire Playhouse are all just a ten-minute walk away, and the train station is either a 6-minute bike ride along the river or a twenty-minute stroll.

We know that there's no point in having a sustainable, green place to live if no-one wants to be there. That's why we work with the best architects around the world to create unique places to live, work and play.

We believe that you don't need to compromise to reduce your carbon footprint, especially when it comes to the place that you want to call home.

They're world leaders in sustainable living, everything they design and build has that at it's core. So, instead of re-inventing the wheel, we've adopted the Scandinavian approach to city centre living and placed it in the heart of Leeds.

You'll have a real sense of community and you'll know your neighbours.

What really makes it an amazing place to live in the City Centre is all the public space that is being built into the development. As much thought has been placed on the public space and how people will interact with it as the design of the homes themselves.

When you choose to live in a Citu Place, you get more than just a home, you get a real community.

We're a property builder that believes it's our responsibility to build houses and places to live that tackle climate change. Buildings, energy and transport are the three main carbon emitters in the UK, it's time for change.

By creating places to live that tackle all three, we can achieve our purpose of accelerating the transition to zero carbon cities.

If you are looking for a new build home in the City Centre and you know that climate change is real, then there is no other choice when it comes to your next place to live.

Our houses won't help you to live a contemporary lifestyle, mainly because we don't know what it means.

We tried to figure it out, we even hired a top brand agency to work it out for us and we still came out with nothing.

So, you'll never hear us talk that way.

What we do like to talk about is design, sustainability, innovation & technology, and how we put it all together to create mixed used urban developments that help us to achieve our purpose: To accelerate the transition to zero carbon cities.

That's what gets us excited. And that's what the Climate Innovation District is built do to.

That's why you won't find any house types called the Barcelona, or the Madrid. We thought about it, but then we remembered, the Climate Innovation District is being built in Leeds.

No gimmicks, no sales talk. Just sustainable homes, designed well in a great location.

When you buy a house or apartment at the Climate Innovation District you own more than just your home. You will have a stake in the future of the whole place, allowing you to shape how the area around you evolves.

To put you in control, we are setting up a Community Interest Company. This is a not for profit organisation that owns and controls the development. All the money it generates stays within the development, and every household has a vote on its investment decisions.

It will maintain all communal areas and parks, make sure your building envelope is kept at the highest standard of efficiency and insure your home. It will also let you keep your place at the cutting edge of sustainability, because you can choose to invest in the latest sustainable technology as it becomes available.

The first homes are now available to reserve, and will be completed to move into in July 2018. Call or email to arrange your viewing now.

HEATING - MVHR system recycles heat, which means ultra-low heating requirements. The heating requirements are met with electric heating systems, as these can be powered with 100% renewable energy.

COST OF UTILITIES - Very low – estimated space heating costs = £250 per year. No boiler so zero gas costs.

Click here to view the Floorplan.


Want to know more? Click here to see the Climate Innovation District brochure.


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Details last updated: 2018-07-12 08:41:28

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