Progress on the project has been followed by AnimoTV for broadcast on RTE’s Country House Revival. Exciting to watch the broadcast with the Client and Team in the completed Belvelly Castle!
architecture:ab were delighted to work with the St.Wilfrid’s Community Centre on the conversion of the old infant school into a modern fit for purpose community centre.
We worked with the Committee to establish a brief, develop a scheme design for funding bids. We secured planning and compiled a tender package for local contractors to price.
The scaffold has been removed and Belvelly Castle is finally revealed!
Stonework has been repaired and repointed and battlements reinstated. Great work from the stonemasons at Ahern Brothers.
We attended the Ripon Civic Society evening as we had been nominated for an award. On the evening, we learnt that three projects had been nominated;
- High Trees, Ripon
- Station Cottages, Masham
- St.Wilfrids Community Centre, Ripon.
We were very pleased to come away as the Winner of the ‘Sustainablity’ Award and Joint Winner of ‘Best Building’ for High Trees.
Belvelly Castle has received its new crown with the installation of the roof top art work by award winning sculptor, Orla De bri.
Quiet Listening features a deep in thought bronze figure facing a gold leaf tree.
architecture:ab worked with Orla to achieve planning approval for her design. We then coordinated the detailed installation with structural engineers, David Kelly Partnership.
architecture:ab’s extension to 2 Station Cottages in Masham has now completed.
The project began with a free consultation, as part of the RIBA/Shelter charitable initiative ‘architect in the house’. We talked to the client about their house, how they lived in it and the ideas that they had in mind. Working within a small budget, architecture:ab developed proposals for remodelling the layout of the original house and the addition of a new two-storey side extension. The extension included a split level plan to provide a sitting room that opens out onto the garden.
architecture:ab prepared and submitted both the planning and Building Control applications to Harrogate Borough Council. We carried out all liaison with the Council and coordinated the design with the structural engineer.
In remodelling the garden, our client has uncovered the original stone flagged station platforms that have been covered up since the station closed in 1963.
Westbourne Avenue, Harrogate
We were delighted to be invited back for a tour of the completed extension at Westbourne Avenue, Harrogate. Our Client praised us for listening to their needs and creating a design that has fulfilled everything that they had wanted and more! The extension links the new kitchen with the living room and provides a great dining room that links through the bi-fold doors to the garden!
Architecture:ab have successfully gained planning permission for the extension of a cottage at Gollinglith Foot, Healey, near Masham. Architecture:ab designed a two storey extension with additional lean to single storey extension. In addition we have submitted proposals to reinstate the original form of the outbuildings. Whilst in keeping with the historic form, large contemporary windows have been included to the side elevation to maximise views along the valley.
Architecture:ab carried out a feasibility study before designing a couple of options. The options were discussed with the client before the final scheme was selected for further design development. Architecture:ab have prepared all drawings and managed the planning application, including all negotiation with Harrogate Borough Council.