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Skelton Lake MSA Shortlisted for Design Excellence Award

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By Suzanne Ross – 14th August 2019

Architecture 519’s (now Corstorphine + Wright, Leeds) design for Skelton Lake Motorway Services has been shortlisted for the Yorkshire Property Industry Awards in the Design Excellence category.

Due for completion this autumn, the design for the first motorway services in Leeds features an undulating living roof structure with exposed timber beams and a double-height central glazed atrium overlooking Skelton Lake.

Located close to Rothwell Country Park and the grounds of Temple Newsome House, the building has been planned to provide services to motorway users as well as visitors to the surrounding countryside. Connections to the landscape are emphasised by the ribbon roof structure of the building which will be planted with a vibrant green living roof. Internally, high-level Clerestory glazing provides views of the living roof whilst natural building materials such as expansive wooden glulam beams further link the building to the landscape.

The Skelton Lake MSA development is the latest of many projects undertaken by Architecture 519 (now Corstorphine + Wright Leeds)  for Extra Motorway Services and follows the success of designs for Beaconsfield and Cobham motorway service areas.

The Business Insider awards ceremony is due to take place on Thursday 19 September at the Royal Armories in Leeds. Good luck to all the other shortlisted entries.

Architecture 519 merged with Corstorphine + Wright in January 2020. Click here for more information

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