Blake Mews

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Case Study Details

August 2007
Helmsley Group
Service Type

Client’s Requirements

Over the years this Grade II listed building has been a Jacobean Gentleman’s Residence, a Georgian merchant’s fashionable townhouse, a Victorian solicitor’s office and most recently a 20th century electrical shop. Each incarnation left its imprint on the building fabric.

In 2007 the building underwent a £4m high specification makeover including energy efficient under floor heating and cooling systems and an eco-friendly ‘living roof.’ The project included two refurbished shops, two period apartments and a new three storey structure which was to provide two new mews cottages with views towards the Minster.

Silcock Leedham’s Contribution

Silcock Leedham was appointed to perform full M & E design duties including providing advice with regard to building regulations and sustainability. This included liaising with the City of York Council to meet their planning / sustainability targets

Added Value / Unique Selling Points

We played an integral role in ensuring the successful completion of the project by working closely with local authorities. We already had a good working relationship with key department members and we were able to work with them to ensure planning and sign off was achieved on time and to budget.