Whitehall Grange receives planning approval Friday 15 November

We are delighted to have secured unanimous approval at planning committee for our reserved matters application for a new headquarters building with our wonderful client Autohorn. The 45,000 sqft building is sited on a green belt site on the outskirts of York and our contextual design of angled brick parapet picks up on the varying roof forms of the surrounding buildings visible against the skyline; but also makes reference to the historic airfield site.

The building has excellent environmental credentials with photovoltaic panels that cover the rear, south facing, face of each of the twenty northlights, which form an ideal surface for hosting them. The entire array is calculated to produce 102,000kWh of electricity per annum, or approximately 65% of building’s total annual regulated energy use. This on site generation will also be used by Autohorn as electric vehicles become an increasing part of its fleet. A high performance building fabric and heat recovery systems ensure that the energy used within the building is conserved. Combined, these energy conservation measures result in the design-stage building using 1/3 the energy of the Part L notional building (6.8kgCO2/m2/year vs. 20.6); and the all-electric design means that the carbon produced by energy used in the building’s operation will be reduced as the national grid is gradually decarbonised.

Homestead submitted for planning Friday 6 September

We are delighted to submit the planning application for the reconfiguration of an existing farmhouse and conversion of adjacent barns to form a new contemporary dwelling in the Yorkshire countryside.

Bushey gains planning approval Friday 19 July

We are delighted that our scheme of 14 houses with landscaped public space for Gade Homes was granted planning approval last night at Hertsmere Borough Councils planning committee meeting.

Crimple Hall featured in Architects Journal Monday 27 May

We are delighted to have our artisan farmers' market and restaurant featured in the Architects Journal. The 2,500m² building next to an existing garden centre on the outskirts of Harrogate, North Yorkshire was submitted for planning this week.

Buckton gains planning approval Thursday 18 April

We’re thrilled that our proposals for the conversion and restoration of a long neglected, but characterful, former agricultural small holding in a rural area of the East Riding of Yorkshire has received unanimous approval at Planning Committee!

Situated in the heritage coast area, the site will provide eight new homes, 6 conversion and 2 sensitive new-build properties, in this desirable and welcoming area and, through conservation and landscaping works, will provide a pleasing ‘gateway’ to the village beyond.

Crimple Hall public consultation Wednesday 3 April

We are delighted to attend a public consultation for our exciting proposals for Crimple Hall in Harrogate. The scheme created a new artisan famers market which will sit alongside the existing garden centre. The site is well known for a range of retail and garden centre uses at present, and the owner approached ArkleBoyce Architects to consider plans for a new building to house a large farmers market style foodhall and associated restaurant.

The building itself is designed to create a new destination for people in the area whilst sitting comfortably within its picturesque ‘edge of town’ location. The building has a highly sustainable agenda which has driven the distinctive saw-tooth roof form to allow for natural ventilation and a north-lit food hall to create a visually dramatic space to spend time in.

The building will be wrapped in vertical timber cladding which will weather over time to create a building which sits politely the surroundings of Crimple Valley.

King Street gains planning Tuesday 12 March

We are absolutely delighted that our accessible one-off house in York’s historic conservation area has today gained planning permission. The house is designed over four floors and creates a contemporary infill, stitching back together the streetscape. We look forward to working with our wonderful client to deliver the scheme over the coming months.

Beaux-Arts residence starts on site Monday 4 February

We’re thrilled to see external stabilising and repair works progressing on our latest private residential project in central London. This beautiful Beaux-Arts building, designed by architect Amos Faulkner in the early 1900s, had suffered deterioration of its detailed Grade II Listed fabric following a period of un-occupancy spanning over ten years. Skilled trades are now on site cleaning and repairing stone work and replacing the ornate leadwork to help restore this impressive property to its former glories.

Moorland Garth Features in The Yorkshire Post Monday 17 December

We are delighted that our extension and reconfiguration of a 1970s bungalow was featured in The Yorkshire Post this weekend. The full article can be viewed on https://www.yorkshirepost.co.uk/news/analysis/on-the-level-it-s-bungalow-bliss-1-9494617

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!

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.

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!

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.

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

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.