Architect of the Year Finalist 2024 Monday 1 July

It’s an honour to have been selected as a finalist for Creative Conservation category at the BuildingDesign, Architect of the Year Awards 2024. Huge congratulations to all the other talented finalists and we look forward to the winners being announced in October.

The projects demonstrate our considered approach to heritage work, but also the respect and value we have for existing buildings and the importance that they play in context with sustainability. Thank you to all our amazing friends, clients and collaborators who we have worked with on these wonderful projects!

Crimple Hall wins RIBA Yorkshire Regional and Sustainability Awards 2024 Friday 17 May

We are delighted that Crimple Hall has won a Regional Award and the Sustainability Award at the RIBA Yorkshire Awards 2024.

Curzon Lodge featured in Architects Journal Thursday 2 May

We have recently submitted for planning approval and listed building consent for a Grade II Listed dwelling in York. The dwelling is the former one-time home of Terry’s Chocolate legend Noel Goddard Terry and the proposals are featured in the Architect Journal.

Crimple Hall shortlisted for RIBA Yorkshire Award 2024 Monday 19 February

We are delighted that Crimple Hall is one of seven projects to be shortlisted for this year's RIBA Yorkshire Awards. We look forward to talking through the project with the judges in March.

St Gemma's YPS finalist at the structural timber awards Tuesday 18 July

We are delighted that the St Gemma's Young Person's Space has been shortlisted for the healthcare project of the year at the structural timber awards 2023. Best of luck to all the finalists.

The Homestead wins York Design Award Tuesday 4 July

We are delighted that The Homestead won a York Design Award for best residential single dwellings. Congratulations to all the other winners from the night.

Well done Kate Friday 16 June

We are thrilled that ArkleBoyce associate, Kate Holt, is now an RIBA accredited Conservation Architect.

Kate has over nine years’ experience working within the heritage sector and the historic environment and is an active member of SPAB, Modernist Society, Leeds Civic Trust and keen supporter of IHBC, National Trust and Historic England.

Kate's most recent built experience includes extensive repair and renovation of impressive 600sqm Grade II Listed, Beaux-Arts residential property in central London, repair and reconfiguration of further Grade II Listed townhouse in West London, conservation and refurbishment works to a number of commercial offices within historic buildings and, most recently, extensive conservation works to a 335 acre agricultural estate within a UK National Park, including the detailed repair of 2No. Grade II Listed farmhouses and further 13No associated outbuildings and ancillary spaces in addition to wider landscape. She is also the appointed architect to St. Philip’s Church, Osmondthorpe and supports the wider practice, and clients, through the production of research document and heritage assessments.

Kate’s details can be found via the RIBAs online register

Well done Kate!

Crimple Hall shortlisted for RIBA Yorkshire Award Wednesday 1 March

We are delighted that Crimple Hall has been shortlisted for a 2023 RIBA Yorkshire Award!

The artisan farmers market and restaurant is located on the outskirts of Harrogate in North Yorkshire. The distinctive saw-tooth form relates strongly to the highly sustainable design approach and the spatial requirements of the brief allowing a combination of north lights and, PV cells to reduce the need for mechanical services and energy input generally.

Thank you to our fantastic client @crimpleharrogate and the design team for delivering such a fantastic end product.

Congratulations to all the shortlisted schemes and wishing you the best of luck!

Cimple Hall featured in RIBA Journal Wednesday 4 January

Crimple Hall has been featured in Decembers RIBA Journal Article;

A barnful of bounty: ArkleBoyce’s Crimple farm shop

Grand Designs Friday 30 September

Our Clayworth House project is to feature on Grand Designs on Wednesday 5th October. We are looking forward to watching the episode with our amazing client and the team.

St Philips, Osmondthorpe Friday 30 September

We’re thrilled that Kate has recently become appointed architect for St. Philips, Osmondthorpe.

St. Philips dates from 1932 and though it outwardly appears conventional to the surrounding houses, in red brick, its structure is formed by impressive parabolic arches of concrete construction.

We greatly look forward to working with the new incumbent vicar, the team and community at St. Philips and The Diocese of Leeds moving forward.

Shortlisted for Architect of the Year Awards 2022 Thursday 21 July

We are delighted to have been shortlisted as finalists for the Small Project Architect of the Year at @BDOnline Architect of the Year Awards 2022. It's testament to our incredible team and we are honoured to be in such good company. Good luck to the shortlist.

Leeds Modernist and RIBApix collaborate on L20 Tuesdays. Thursday 31 March

As co-lead of Leeds Modernist team, Kate has helped coordinate a collaboration between RIBApix archive and Leeds Mods social media as part of their #L20 Tuesdays.

Every Tuesday, Leeds Modernist will be posting an amazing photo of C20 Leeds kindly provided by RIBApix from their archive. /

Leeds housing scheme featured in AJ. Monday 1 November

Our scheme for 78 homes on green-belt site in Leeds is featured in the Architects Journal. The brief was to create a contextual response that establishes a high-quality neighbourhood extension in which design excellence, landscape and neighbourhood are placed top of the agenda.

The development would be a departure from conventional house-building, instead, looking to the future and setting the scheme up for a higher standard of design and space by allowing for high proportions of first homes, potential for modular builds, community homes, almshouse and for self-build housing.

The self-build plots will offer flexibility for delivery within the masterplan. These are offered on the periphery of the site to enable more flexibility in the delivery process, but also design-wise they can adopt a more relaxed approach to design, yet still respecting the materiality of the adjacent dwellings. Both affordable and market housing are mixed evenly within the masterplan.

The Old School Longlisted for RIBA House of the Year 2021 Thursday 28 October

We are delighted that The Old School has made the 20-strong longlist for the RIBA House of the Year. Best of luck to all the other practices.

Best Designer of the Year 2021 Shortlist Saturday 18 September

We are delighted to have been shortlisted for Best Designer of the Year at the 2021 Yorkshire Resdiential Property Awards. Huge congratulations and good luck to all the other shortlisted practices.

ArkleBoyce longlisted for Dezeen awards Thursday 2 September

We are delighted and humbled that the studio has made it onto the Dezeen Awards 2021 emerging architecture studio of the year longlist.

The practice has been shortlisted from over 4,700 entries from 87 countries to Dezeen Awards this year. ArkleBoyce is one of 121 studios that are in the running for awards in the 6 different categories.

Our dedicated page on the Dezeen Awards website is:

ArkleBoyce win two RIBA Awards Thursday 12 August

We are delighted and humbled to have been awarded a Yorkshire Award 2021 and the Small Project of the year award for The Old School!!! Thank you to all who were involved in the project. It was wonderful to have been shortlisted and unexpected to have won.

“Adding contemporary modifications to listed buildings can be challenging when bringing them back into use. The Old School does this perfectly and wins our Small Project Award. They employed a great design team and created a clever new dwelling.” @RIBAyorkshire @riba #RIBAAwards

Frances Joins the Team Wednesday 28 July

We are delighted to welcome Frances to the office.

Frances graduated from the University of Liverpool in 2020 after achieving a BA(Hons) in Architecture.

Frances has a keen interest in residential projects, particularly in how the design of the home can affect mindset and health. Frances is also fascinated by the renovation of existing architecture to positively impact the environment it serves.

Kate and Paul become Associates Thursday 22 July

We are delighted to announce that both Kate and Paul have been promoted to the position of Associate within the practice. They will both now join Rich in providing the Associate role for ArkleBoyce. Huge congratulations, very well deserved.

The Old School featured in Listed Heritage magazine Thursday 13 May

We are delighted that The Old School has been featured in Listed Heritage magazine.

Our reconfigured and extended Grade II Listed building is a contempoary addition to a beautiful and historic property, sitatued in both a Conservation Area and Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The project has also been shortlisted for a regional RIBA award.

Jessica Joins the Team Wednesday 28 April

We are delighted to welcome Jessica to the office.

Jessica graduated from the University of Bath in 2017 after receiving a BSc(Hons) in Architecture, and from the MSA in 2020 with a MArch, winning the Hays Collaborative prize in her final year.

Jessica has a strong interest in how contemporary architecture responds the historic and natural environment, in particular how it can enhance an area’s sense of place.

James and Graham speak at Yorkshire Symposium Thursday 8 April

Yesterday, James and Graham took part in the RIBA Yorkshire Symposium. Sharing their journey to becoming architects, the successes and challenges of having your own practice and looking at past and present projects that ArkleBoyce are currently working on.

Ote Hall featured in Architects' Journal Wednesday 17 March

We are delighted that our sensitive design to create a new farm shop, tea room / café in close proximity to the Grade I Listed Ote Hall in East Sussex has been featured in the Architects’ Journal. The plans include a linking building that connects to the existing Ote Hall Farm, extending the farmyard and through a cluster of rural buildings. Architecturally, the design has been inspired by the site’s agricultural character and lies low in the landscape with simple pitched roofs. The full article can be found here

Northern Design Awards 2020 Finalists Saturday 12 December

We are delighted to have been shortlisted for the Best Residential Practice in this years Northern Design Awards 2020. It's a lovely way for our talented team to end a hard year! We wish all the shortlisted practices the best of luck and look forward to the winners being announced on Friday 18th December.

Alban Villa, Shadwell features in Architects' Journal Thursday 6 August

We are delighted that our design to create a rural family home set within the Yorkshire Dales has been published in the Architects’ Journal. Our proposal took cues from West Yorkshire’s landscape of converted farmhouses, agricultural buildings and farmland. The full article can be found here

The Old School featured in Yorkshire Life Thursday 23 July

We are delighted that The Old School has been featured in Yorkshire Life this month.

Our reconfigured and extended Grade II Listed building is a contempoary addition to a beautiful and historic property, sitatued in both a Conservation Area and Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The project has also been shortlisted for a regional RIBA award.

Temple Coach Yard submitted for planning Monday 18 May

We are delighted to provide details of a residential scheme that has recently been submitted for planning approval. The scheme in rural Hertfordshire repurposes an existing classic car workshop to form a single courtyard dwelling. This re-use of an existing building is a less carbon hungry option for residential development, and a sustainable approach to resurrecting old buildings in innovative new ways.

The in-ward looking development, made up ofwhat was a cluster of workshops, provides living accommodation around a private landscaped courtyard, with wildflower planters and minimalist water features; whilst timber louvres help provide an element of shading and privacy. The connection between existing volumes make use of a glass and concrete link that articulates a clear language between new and old.

As always a pleasure working alongside our talented friends bidwellsllp and thank you to the wonderful darcstudio for the beautiful imagery.

James and Graham talk at Sheffield University Thursday 23 April

Earlier in the year, James and Graham were invited to present at the 2020 Sheffield School of Architecture, Lecture Series, to talk about the origins of the practice. They shared experiences of how ArkleBoyce was formed, the challenges created as the practice has become more established and the fundamental principles that underpin each project.

Coach House featured in Architects' Journal Thursday 23 April

We are delighted that our sensitive alteration and extension of a historic property in Harrogate has been published as part of a new AJ campaign, Retrofirst stories. Our proposal aimed to retain the historic, angular form of the residential property. Providing a new, lightweight entrance lobby that was crucial for the success of the overall scheme, freeing up space in the main house and giving it a new lease of life. The full article can be found here

ArkleBoyce Statement on Coronavirus Wednesday 18 March

Following the Government’s statement on Coronavirus (COVID-19) the health and wellbeing of all our staff, clients and wider community is of the upmost importance. As such we have taken the immediate action to implement remote working for all of our team.

As a business we already have in place the ability to remote work via virtual machines - as such this will not impact upon our client services, with our staff being able to access the server and all of our software remotely. During the coming weeks we are reachable on the office and mobile phone numbers. As an office we are using Microsoft Teams to virtually share information and meet, review and discuss projects on a daily basis. This also allows us to video conference with clients and wider project teams.

As a practice, we currently have no confirmed cases of Coronavirus and will continue to provide the level of service that our clients expect.

Should you require any further information or wish to view our company policy in relation to COVID-19 then please email or call the office.

The Old School Shortlisted for RIBA Yorkshire Award Wednesday 11 March

We are delighted and humbled that The Old School has been shortlisted for the RIBA Yorkshire Awards 2020.

Our reconfigured and extended Grade II Listed building is a contempoary addition to a beautiful and historic property, sitatued in both a Conservation Area and Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

King Street featured in Architects' Journal Wednesday 11 March

We are delighted to have our newly proposed holiday flats have been mentioned in the Architects Journal. The 237m² building is based in York's central conservation area and should be due to start on site this May (2020) subject to apporval by City of York Council.

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.

AJ Student Prize 2019 Friday 27 September

Huge congratulations to our incredibly talented architectural assistant Lara Miller for her nomination at the Architects Journal Student Prize 2019. An amazing achievement and well deserved.

Rich becomes an Associate Friday 6 September

We are delighted to announce that Rich has been promoted to the position of Associate in the practice. Rich who has been with us since the beginning has been instrumental to the design and delivery of a number of our schemes and a key member of the team. Huge congratulations and very well deserved!

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.

Jack joins the team Wednesday 5 June

We are delighted to welcome Jack to the office. Jack graduated from Sheffield Hallam University in 2011 after achieving a Bachelor of Science award in Architecture and Environmental Design, and from University of Westminster in 2016 where he was awarded a Masters in Architecture. After graduating he joined Chris Dyson Architects in London where he worked on several conservation, retrofit and new-build projects across the high-end residential and commercial sectors.

Whilst working at Chris Dyson Architects, Jack worked on projects at all stages, often involving development within conservation areas and work to listed buildings, many of which were Victorian and Georgian dwellings. Jack was responsible for a number of residential and commercial projects for both domestic clients and private developers and played a key role in the delivery of the new café in the Grade II* listed Crystal Palace Park; a prestigious project for the London Borough of Bromley.

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.

Smithfield House gains planning consent Tuesday 26 March

We are delighted to have received planning permission and Listed Building consent for the conversion of Smithfield House from offices to residential apartments. Unsympathetic conversions to the Listed façade will be removed, and the existing windows will be upgraded to improve their acoustic and thermal performance. New street-level façade elements will be made from the high quality brick and stone of the existing building, in a contemporary yet sympathetic form. The unloved rear of the building will be enlivened with larger windows, balconies, and planting. We are pleased that this distinctive Leeds landmark, on North Street opposite Lovell Park, has been secured for the future thanks to its this conversion into 14 new homes.

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

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

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.