Mabgate Gateway, Leeds
The Mabgate area in Leeds historically has strong industrial ties with the wool and tailoring trade, due to its extensive waterway links and proximity to the city centre.
The area was peppered with mills and back-to-back terraced homes in the late nineteenth century, housing the textile workforce. Offering 1, 2 and 3 bed apartments, KMRE undertook to redevelop this site in line with the strong demand for city centre housing. The area, perfect for residential revival, envisioned the new scheme, as a multi-use site, to rejuvenate the Leeds’ street scene.
The KMRE group started work on the development of 92 apartments within the Mabgate Gateway. Skopos were asked to assist KMRE with curtains, bedding, upholstery and cushion options for the private rented apartments. As part of the specification, it was vital that KMRE used fabrics which were suitable for contract environments and therefore flame retardant.
Skopos and the KMRE interior design team chose a grey and yellow contemporary scheme with Minerva quilted bedding and designs from Origami, including the Art-deco inspired Oru design, for accessories.
Our Ecuador fabric provided the finishing touch to the sofas and Gemini dim-out and Nox Seal dim-out were used for curtains. Skopos worked alongside the KMRE interior design team to spec the fabrics and provide a full service offer, including measure, estimating, make-up and fitting.
The apartments provide the increasingly popular option of co-living within Leeds, where professionals can enjoy easy access to work, nightlife, health-clubs and entertainment.