Symons House,


Client: Bridgestone

Completed: April, 2014

Services: Architecture, Interior Design

Sector: Student Living

Client: London & Scottish Student Housing

Size: 350 beds

Following on from the success at Crown House, Cunniff Design were appointed by LSSH to develop a design for the Symons House site in Leeds. Cunniff successfully delivered planning approval for a 22 storey tower, in a sensitive area in place of the 4 storey office building present on the site. The scheme delivers a range of room types and a roof terrace which commands incredible views over the city.


Being in the zone of sensitivity around the Grade I Listed St John’s Church, we had to ensure that the building was of sufficient quality and architectural merit, to allow such a tall building to be permitted. Making the tower as slender as possible and pushing it up to 22 storeys enabled us to make a clear urban design statement which the planners commended.

Key Statistic

The building has 7 different room types; 1 bed Apartments, Clusters, ranging from 2, 4, and 5 bed, Studios, Club Studios and fully wheelchair accessible apartments.

"Cunniff Design have combined commitment and expertise with a friendly approach in delivering our first student scheme at Crown House in Sheffield. We look forward to working together again in the future."

Director, Springcreek Investments

"Cunniff Design have provided an excellent service on the Crown House project in Sheffield. Rob and Patrick have helped developed the client’s specification, allowing us to deliver this high end scheme."

Director, RG Group