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9 The Crescent

Vincent & Brown were delighted to submit a full planning application for 9 The Crescent, York in August 2020.

The proposals for the redevelopment of a disused former Malthouse at the rear of York Train Station, will deliver a striking new building providing up to 40,000 sq.ft. of high-quality office floorspace. Accommodating a workforce of approximately 300, the three-storey development will address the pent-up demand for high-quality commercial premises from existing businesses and those looking to relocate to the city. With transport routes on the doorstep and local amenities close-by, the site presents an excellent opportunity for sustainable development and a fitting use for the location.

Vincent & Brown’s proposals for The Crescent encapsulate a modern continuation of the characterful Victorian terrace, with reference taken from the historic appraisal of the site and the Conservation Area within which it lies. No.9 has been sympathetically designed to integrate seamlessly into The Crescent, with detailing including a pitched roof, deep recesses and dark grey railings all consistent with the historic design. The proposals also include a semi-basement level benefitting from perimeter lightwells which follow the character of the existing Victorian terraces along The Crescent.

9 The Crescent will create a defined end to the existing terrace and establish a bridge between two historic and contrasting neighbourhoods. The proposed scheme is located directly behind the central train station and has been designed with a simple elevation to the rear, reflecting the industrial heritage of the immediate vicinity. To the front subtle detailing within the existing Victorian terraces has been referenced in the proposed façade, strengthening its relationship with the surrounding context. The new structure will enrich the streetscape from both The Crescent and the station grounds.

Vincent & Brown provided full architectural services in the role of lead consultant and a planning decision is expected during the early part of 2021.

Location

York

Client

Crescent Developments (York) Ltd / North Star IM

Sector

Commercial, Heritage