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SENSITIVE RE-USE OF HISTORIC MAJOR URBAN INDUSTRIAL SITE

Former Rowntree Works, York

The need to respect the integrity of this historical and culturally important site – part of the Rowntree legacy – was paramount, involving complex conservation issues.  Public engagement was an important part of the process.

  • Acted as lead, planning and landscape masterplanning consultant for proposed mixed use development.
  • Integrated working with York City Council on the Development Brief and at the planning application stage.
  • Working closely with York City Council we clarified the planning process, releasing the potential for an exciting and innovative development on this historic and significant site.
  • The scheme is a combination of new buildings and the conversion of retained historic buildings including the Joseph Rowntree library, the Joseph Rowntree theatre and the former factory canteen.
  • We respected the principles of the Joseph Rowntree legacy by ensuring that the local community was fully engaged in the planning process and it’s needs addressed.
  • Working with the York City Council we ensured  workshops and exhibitions were held in the build-up to the planning applications., and the local community was also involved at public ward committees. Interest and amenity groups were drawn into the planning of the development and feedback received had a significant bearing on the approach to development.

Services provided:  Planning; Landscape Architecture

Client:
Nestlé UK (The Alps Group)