SOYO Blocks B + C, Leeds - A Fixfast Case Study

SOYO Blocks B + C

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Project Details
Architect: DLG Architects
Location: Leeds
Main contractor: Caddick Construction
Sub contractor: Axis Envelope Solutions Ltd
Completion Date: 16 Nov 2023
At the heart of Leeds' cultural district lies the new SOYO development - a mixed-use area bringing social and modern living to the city.

Alongside the city's creative quarter of the Leeds Playhouse, as well as the BBC Studios and the College of Music, the SOYO development has promised to 'establish one of the very best places to live, work, and visit in Leeds'.

The blocks B + C development consists of 331 apartments, as part of a PRS (private rented sector) scheme - including a variety of different apartments with options up to 3 bedrooms in size. Adjacent to the residential accommodation lies workspace for entrepreneurs and agile working - as well as facilities such as a gym, a bike store, and a basement car park for convenience.


Specialist roofing and cladding sub-contractor Axis Envelope Solutions provided the external solution for the exterior cladding of the building. With the construction spanning across two buildings at 8 and 14 storeys high, fasteners were required to securely fix back Kingspan composite panels to a lightweight SFS framing system, with an aluminium rainscreen exterior fixed directly back to the panel.


We supplied Axis with our TIDR A4/316 stainless steel insulation anchors, as well as A4 grade stainless steel pop rivets, and our DrillFast A4 stainless low profile fasteners with lacquered heads to blend in and match the specific panel colour on the building.

DF25-SSA4 fasteners were utilised within the construction - self-drilling up to 25mm thick steel with ease and saving time in pre-drilling for easier installation.

(images courtesy of Axis Group)
“Working with Fixfast has been nothing short of a breeze, they appear to have a fixing for every application and technical backup to match. We will certainly be using Fixfast again in the future.”
Jamie Hartley Senior Design Manager, Axis Envelope Solutions