ArkleBoyce has lodged plans for a five-storey, wheelchair-friendly house in the heart of York’s central conservation area
According to the Leeds and London-based practice, the 255m² home has been drawn up for ’a young man who has been using a wheelchair since 2010 as a result of a spinal cord injury’.
The scheme on King Street, which will replace a disused two-storey restaurant, includes ground-floor parking, a roof terrace, a suite for a personal assistant and a gym.
Describing the design, a spokesperson for the practice said: ’The fenestration pattern, building height and form are driven by the immediate and wider context. While undeniably contemporary, the proposal responds to the local context in its simple form and materiality.
‘Deep, punctured window openings and the contextual brick elevations in a Flemish bond give a sense of connection to the local heritage and respond directly to the Grand Opera House opposite.’
The plans are expected to be considered by City of York Council in February 2019.
Floor plans as proposed a
Tender date April 2019
Start on site date July 2019
Completion date May 2020
Gross internal floor area 255m²
Form of contract Traditional
Total cost Undisclosed
Structural engineer Topping Engineers
M&E consultant Carbon Plan Engineering
Quantity surveyor PSC Surveying
Photo of king street site