Private House, York

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Holland Brown Architects were successful in obtaining two listed building consents for alterations to this Grade II listed building. The property, originally a private dwelling and half of which dates back to the 1790’s, was latterly used as offices for the NHS. Our client wished to re-work the severely altered interior spaces to allow its use as a private house once again.

The initial consent involved formulating a scheme to overcome a tortuous circulation problem between the two halves of the property which were joined together in 1848. Our proposals involved re-aligning the staircase at second floor level and removing the top flight of the 1790’s stair. Also included in the proposals was the re-establishment of ground floor accommodation to make the scheme work better as a whole and to restore its compromised appearance. The initial application was accompanied by both a Design & Access Statement and a detailed Heritage Statement. The latter document analysed the history and significance of the building, provided a character assessment of the suggested areas or elements of the building which were more vulnerable to change, and stated how the proposals would affect the heritage asset.

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