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.
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
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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 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
Equality, Diversity and Inclusion
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.
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!
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.
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
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.
Our Sevenoaks Nature and Wellbeing Visitor Centre shortlisted scheme has been published. The submissions remain anonymous. Good luck to all involved!
We're delighted to announce that Tom has joined the team having previously worked at Penoyre & Prasad and Bennetts Assocates Architects.
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
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.
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.
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 from the team at ArkleBoyce!
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.
We are delighted to be working with Shortgrove Developments on the conversion of an old school house to create 10 contemporary duplex apartments
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!
We have submitted a pre-app for the conversion of Grade II Listed building into apartments in London.
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.
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.
ArkleBoyce are delighted to announce that we are now an RIBA chartered practice. Clients can now find us on www.architecture.com
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.
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.