Bishops Lodge gains planning approval Friday 14 December

We are delighted to announce that our redevelopment of Woodthorpe Lodge in Sandal, Wakefield has been granted planning permission.

This sensitive project clears the original Victorian mansion, a non-designated heritage asset, of insensitive later additions and restores it’s interior to form three new dwellings. Formally simple, contemporary extensions defer to the existing building, using the proportions of existing bay windows to define elements of their form.

Three new-build dwellings negotiate the site’s complex topography and existing trees to create a new settlement within the grounds of the original house. Each house was designed individually, responding to a specific siting within the grounds.

The unique setting of each renovation or new-build dwelling addresses a different area of mature woodland, each with its own character.

King Street in AJ Wednesday 12 December

We are delighted that our proposals for a new build dwelling in the centre of York's conservation are has been submitted for planning and featured in the AJ.

Pavilion gains planning approval Wednesday 12 December

We are delighted that our proposals for a new cricket pavilion at York Sports Club have been granted planning permission. We are looking forward to the scheme being delivered in 2019!

LSA Annual Dinner Friday 23 November

ArkleBoyce directors James and Graham along with significant support from Kate were delighted to host the Leeds Society of Architects annual dinner last night. Thank you to James Gorst for sharing his beautiful work. We are delighted to have raised over £1200 for Architecture Sans Frontieres.

John joins the studio. Monday 22 October

We are delighted to welcome John to the studio. John studied Interior Architecture at Northumbria University, graduating in 2017 and won a national award at the Free Range Degree Show that year. Last year John completed a Postgraduate Degree in Interior Architecture granting him Riba Part 1 exemption.

John has joined us from Jonathan Mole Architects in Newcastle where he worked with a range of different projects from extensions to high end new build projects. John has a particular interest in existing buildings and their history and how these buildings can be restored in a respectful way that is representative of today.

Spenfield Court in The Yorkshire Post Tuesday 2 October

Lovely to see Spenfield Court in the Yorkshire Post. We are working as delivery architects for a series of new build homes on the scheme designed by Pearce Bottomley Architects. Great to be involved in such a great project in the grounds of the Grade II Listed Spenfield House.

Our low carbon homes for Purehaus in AJ Friday 31 August

We are delighted to have our latest design for a small development of low carbon homes featured in the Architects Journal today. In partnership with our ambitious client, Purehaus, we hope to deliver a refreshing approach to environmentally friendly residential design through utilising responsibly sourced materials, and low carbon construction principles without compromising on architectural quality.

Graham voted onto RIBA National Council Thursday 9 August

Graham is delighted to have been voted onto the RIBA National Council to represent the Yorkshire Region. He'd like to thank everyone for the support and looks forward to working closely with the RIBA.

Kate completes RIBA Conservation Course Thursday 19 July

Following several years’ experience working on a variety of traditional and heritage buildings Kate has begun the process of formalising her conservation skills by attending the RIBA’s Conservation Course, held in York, over the last fortnight.

This included lectures by specialist, accredited, Conservation Architects, skilled craftsmen and visits to exemplar heritage building projects including De Matos Ryan’s Royal York Theatre and the ongoing renovation of York Minister including a visit to the stone mason’s yard and an up-close scaffolding tour of the ongoing masonry work currently being installed as part of ‘fixing’ season.

We are happy to announce that having passed the course, Kate will be looking to join the Conservation Register this coming September.

Kate speaks at Leeds Based Ethel Day Celebrations Thursday 19 July

We are delighted ArkleBoyce architect, Kate, was invited to speak alongside Catherine Ince (Chief Curator, V&A East) and Bianca Mann (Recent Masters Graduate, Sheffield School of Architecture) at RIBA Yorkshire Leeds based Ethel Day Celebrations, last month. Part of the RIBA’s wider celebrations of women in architecture and architecture pioneer, Ethel May Charles, the first female architect to gain admission to the RIBA in 1898.

Kate, alongside Bianca and Catherine, delivered a pecha kucha presentation sharing her own personal experiences of the highs and lows, the successes and challenges and inspiration and support required, en route to becoming and architect and in her continuing career progression.

Discussion was then thrown open to the floor to continue the conversation on the current state of play for female architects today and how the profession might continue to bring about greater equality and diversity!

Graham runs for RIBA National Council Wednesday 27 June

Graham is passionate about architecture, architects and the RIBA. He has been an active member of the RIBA since he was 26 and has seen our organisation change and evolve significantly over the last 11 years. The perception of the RIBA has perhaps been the biggest improvement and he would wish to continue this positive trend, taking it forward and use some of his grass roots involvement and first hand experience to influence the National Council on behalf of the Yorkshire Region.

As Co-Chair of the Leeds Society of Architects for the past 2 years, he has helped to re-established an active and relevant society, which through its activities, has significantly helped to raise the profile of architecture and educate the public about the role of architects. He would continue to closely engage his peers, the profession and key stakeholders to further our profession and the reputation of architects in the construction industry and the public arena.

He believes that Yorkshire has much to offer the wider markets, not just London, and he sees that there is a huge benefit in the ongoing discussions around how the RIBA can develop its service and representation of the Yorkshire Region. We, as a region, can trade on the strengths of the reputation and the ‘Yorkshire Brand’, looking further afield to Europe and beyond and grow our own aspirations, raising the bar and the general upward trend we see in the quality and status of architectural practices in this region

In short, he would propose, support and promote:

Reputation of Architects

Rebalancing north, south and beyond

Promote Good Design

Strengthen the Architecture Community

Architectural Education

Equality, Diversity and Inclusion

Woodthorpe Lodge Featured in The Architects' Journal Tuesday 29 May

Woodthorpe Lodge submitted for planning Wednesday 23 May

We are delighted to have submitted proposals for a sensitive residential scheme of bespoke contemporary dwellings in the grounds of Woodthorpe Lodge in Sandal, a non-designated heritage asset. The scheme converts and extends the existing Woodthorpe Lodge into three dwellings, with the construction of three new detached dwellings in its grounds.

Great Guildford Street Completes Thursday 17 May

We’re very happy to see our recent commercial, fit-out project in the London Bridge area reach completion this week.

The ex-industrial Victorian building, a stones throw from London’s Borough Market, has been reconfigured and refurbished to provide office spaces for our client at the upper level, in addition to lettable space, at ground floor, and shared meeting rooms to basement level. This has included the insertion of a new, bespoke designed, steel-staircase and a series of glazed screens to better access and delineate spaces as well as the provision of new kitchen, bathroom and ancillary space.

Further information will be coming to our project page soon!

Rawdon Gains Planning Approval Thursday 17 May

We are thrilled to have obtained planning approval for our proposals for two new-build, detached, Yorkshire stone dwellings in a semi-rural location at the edge of the Rawdon village in the Wharfe Valley.

Our proposal looks to develop a neglected former car sales site, which occupies a corner of the (adopted) Green Belt at the northern periphery of the village, facing the Little London Conservation Area and at the boundary of both Leeds and Bradford City Districts, in order to create a neater and more sympathetic fringe to the villagescape whilst providing two new, high quality homes.

Wellington Street Planning Approval Thursday 17 May

Further to the recent completion of reception works we are delighted that our reconfiguration of the external façade of 76 Wellington Street has been granted planning approval by Leeds Council

Moorland Garth Completes Thursday 17 May

Our remodelling of an existing bungalow on a corner plot in a suburban setting. We sought to develop a scheme that demolished the existing unsightly flat roof additions to the bungalow. The proposal were to create a simple linear pitched roof form that dynamically opens up to create a private south facing courtyard garden creating indoor/outdoor living space for the young family to enjoy.

Sevenoaks Nature and Wellbeing Visitor Centre Thursday 12 April

Our Sevenoaks Nature and Wellbeing Visitor Centre shortlisted scheme has been published. The submissions remain anonymous. Good luck to all involved!

Huge welcome to Tom Wednesday 7 March

We're delighted to announce that Tom has joined the team having previously worked at Penoyre & Prasad and Bennetts Assocates Architects.

Grass Roots Gains Planning Approval Wednesday 14 February

We are delighted that our proposals for the Grass Roots (Organic) Garden Centre in the heart of the North Yorkshire countryside has gained planning approval. The new facilities will provide cafe and retail space as the first phase of the centre's redevelopment works. We're looking forward to working on the next phases with Grass Roots

Howard de Walden Estate Thursday 8 February

We are very happy to begin work on proposals for the restoration and renovation of a characterful Beaux-Arts property, with handsome proportions, on a prominent corner plot within the heart of Marylebone. Our proposals look to sensitively restore and reinvigorate the Grade II listed, architectural fabric to its former glories whilst simultaneously and sensitively providing desirable accommodations and modern day family living space within the rich architectural context of the Howard de Walden Estate.

Sevenoaks Nature and Wellbeing Visitor Centre shortlist Wednesday 10 January

We are delighted to have been named as one of the four practices shortlisted on behalf of the Kent Wildlife Trust for the competition to design a new visitor centre for Sevenoaks Wildlife Reserve in Kent which will be a flagship visitor centre offering key messaging around nature, health and wellbeing. Really looking forward to progressing the design through the next stages. Congratulations to the other shortlisted practices.

Planning submitted for new build houses Friday 24 November

We're delighted to have submitted planning for a new build residential scheme within a conservation area, and on the fringe of the green belt, in a Yorkshire village. The simple massing and form responds to the local vernacular whilst creating a contemporary rural language of glass, stone and slate.

Happy Halloween Tuesday 31 October

Happy Halloween from the team at ArkleBoyce!

Stirling Stories North Friday 20 October

Graham and James were delighted to host Stirling Stories North last night on behalf of the Leeds Society of Architects to a sold out Holy Trinity Church. Thank you so much to the Stirling Shortlist and Reinier de Graaf for the keynote.

George Street starts on site Wednesday 18 October

We are delighted to be working with Shortgrove Developments on the conversion of an old school house to create 10 contemporary duplex apartments

Kate passes her Part 3 Tuesday 17 October

We're delighted to announce that Kate is now officially an Architect. Huge congratulations and we're delighted that all the hard work has paid off!

Pre-app submitted Tuesday 17 October

We have submitted a pre-app for the conversion of Grade II Listed building into apartments in London.

Stirling Stories and Reinier De Graaf (OMA) Monday 16 October

James and Graham are delighted to be hosting the Stirling Stories and Reinier De Graaf on behalf of the Leeds Society of Architects.

RIBA Stirling Prize is the UK's most coveted architecture award and this unique event in Leeds will bring together the architects shortlisted for the Stirling Prize to reveal the stories behind their buildings, the things that inspire them and what it would mean to win the UK’s most prestigious award which will be announced in London on 31st October 2017. LSA is privileged to be the first branch of RIBA in the 22 years of the Prize’s history to be hosting a pre-Stirling event of this kind.

The event will also feature world renowned architect Reineir de Graaf of OMA, Rotterdam as the keynote speaker. He is responsible for building and masterplanning projects across the world including Holland Green in London, the Timmerhuis in Rotterdam and OMA’s proposal to design the masterplan for the Moscow Agglomeration: an urban plan for Greater Moscow.

Paul Hansell joins us Monday 16 October

We are delighted that Paul has joined the team. Paul brings with him a wealth of experience on multiple large building projects including retail, healthcare, commercial and mixed use projects. His specialisms include Building Information Modelling (BIM) & CGI visualisations.

We are a RIBA Chartered practice Monday 17 July

ArkleBoyce are delighted to announce that we are now an RIBA chartered practice. Clients can now find us on www.architecture.com

Leeds Society of Architects Thursday 29 June

James and Graham are delighted to announce that they have agreed to become joint chairs of the newly reformed Leeds Society of Architects. The role runs for two years during which time they will be involved with a variety of activities working with architects and the RIBA in Leeds and around the region.

Harrowby in AJ Thursday 29 June

Delighted to see our outline scheme for 100 homes in Grantham has been featured in the Architects Journal.
Thank you to all our collaborators for their input including, Urban Wilderness, Curtins and Forbes Massie.