Mixed Use Development
The Group was commissioned by George Houlton & Son Ltd to consider the potential of a complex of abandoned buildings in the historic centre of York. The site is in a conservation area and the setting of York Minster, and ancient monuments and statutorily listed buildings. The completed development gained an Royal Institute of Chartered Suryeors Pro-Yorkshire Outstanding Achievement Award and Conservation Award
The implementation of the mixed-use scheme was preceded by the selected demolition of intrusive modern buildings and an archaeological investigation of the site. New buildings were integrated into the historic environment and the listed buildings – including two structures dating from seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, designated Grade II*- were converted to retail, restaurant and residential uses. The new buildings are designed around a courtyard and parterre garden and each of the historic buildings has been restored using construction methods and materials appropriate to their period.