KPP Architects was established in Leeds, West Yorkshire in 1969, and since its formation the Practice has delivered a substantial number of high quality buildings throughout the UK.
We provide a Full Architectural Service in connection with a wide variety of projects and contract types; including commercial, industrial, residential, conservation, retail/leisure and interior design. Our reputation as one of the UK’s leading Architectural Practices reflects proven expertise in architecture and our commitment to design excellence.
We would estimate that we have been lead Architects for an excess of 50 million square feet of industrial and commercial floor space, since the formation of the Practice.
In the Architects Journal’s survey of Architectural Practices, KPP were listed in the top 10 Industrial/Commercial Practices in the UK.
Dakota Deluxe, Manchester
Construction work has nearly completed on this nine-floor luxury hotel on Ducie Street, close to Piccadilly station in Manchester.
Designed by KPP Architects, Dakota has 137 luxury bedrooms, including 20 suites. The penthouse suite named the ‘Grand Deluxe’, which has a terrace overlooking the city, is set to be the largest and most elegant suite in the city at 1,800 square feet, with a chaffeur and butler at your service.
The eight storey hotel will also offer a bar and grill complete with a champagne room and bespoke canalside cigar terrace which the owners hope will “bring a bit of Mayfair to Manchester”.
Manchester will be the fifth hotel for the group.
Sherburn 2 Launch
Property development company Glentrool Estates Group is transforming a 75-acre site at Junction 42 of the A1(M) Sherburn-in-Elmet, Leeds. Called Sherburn2, the site is wholly-owned and fully-funded by Glentrool. It is next to Sherburn Park, whose occupiers include Debenhams, Sainsbury’s, Optare, Eddie Stobart, Kingspan and Legal & General Homes. The project was kick-started with £2.95m from the York, North Yorkshire and East Riding Enterprise Partnership and Government’s Growing Places’ Fund. The work being carried out will prepare the site for development when a deal is signed.Jeremy Nolan, a director at Glentrool, said: “We are tremendously excited that we have now started work on site. “The success of Sherburn as a destination for high-quality occupiers has underlined the strength of the location, both in terms of the labour force and transport links.“Now Sherburn2 will add to that success. “Our development, which is already attracting strong interest from potential occupiers, will lead to significant inward investment – both during the construction phase over the course of the next few years and for many years to come.”The initial work, carried out by main contractors Peter Duffy of Wakefield, will involve building a bridge at the entrance of the site and ensuring the infrastructure is in place so construction of the logistics and warehousing units, which range from 35,000 sq ft to 575,000 sq ft, can begin when a deal is signed. Mike Dove, a partner with leading Yorkshire property consultancy Dove Haigh Phillips, commented: “This is one of the most significant new development sites in the Yorkshire region, both in terms of the jobs it will create and the inward investment it will attract.”He added: “During the past four years, Glentrool have demonstrated remarkable vision and commercial confidence to plan one of the largest new employment and business parks to emerge in Yorkshire.“They have created a comprehensive master plan for a thriving and high-quality business park to be developed.” Mr Dove added: “This is a great opportunity for occupiers to benefit from a labour pool with impeccable logistics connections. As a strategically important site for the region, Sherburn2 looks forward to welcoming a new generation of businesses to the bespoke, high-quality 21st century buildings.”
Exertis, Burnley Bridge Business Park
Full Architectural Service to provide a bespoke head office, warehouse and distribution facility for Extertis in Padiham, Burnley.
Dakota Deluxe Hotel, Leeds
Full Architectural Service to provide a 90 bedroom 4 star luxury hotel in Leeds City Centre.
TJX (TK MAXX), Trinity Farm, Knottingley
Full Architectural Service for Design & Build Contractor to provide a bespoke northern distribution centre to TJX (TK Maxx).
Capitol House, Leeds
Complete internal and partial external refurbishment of this 7 storey Leeds City Centre office building.
Photon Park, Harvard Way, Normanton
Full Architectural Service, including 3D Visualisations from concept through to design, to provide a bespoke Manufacturing Facility with Grade A Office/R&D Space designed over 2 buildings
We were responsible for the interior design from concept through to completion.
Burnley Bridge Business Park
Burnley Bridge Business Park is a high quality mixed use Business Park offering flexible accommodation, boasting new infrastructure and connections direct to M65.
Sunny Bank Mills
Sunny Bank Mills ceased cloth production in 2008 and in 2010 made the brave decision to commence a multi million pound regeneration of the mill complex starting with the 1912 Mill.
Kirklees College Engineering Centre
We produced the overall masterplan for this Engineering School of Excellence Campus in Huddersfield.
KPP provide us with a combination of creative skill, commercial awareness and delivery stage expertise. I could not recommend them highly enough.