The Garden House, York

A £375,000 construction project of two bedroom property on historic site adjacent to York Minster.  

Extremely delicate underground excavation works were required ahead of the build as the site had most recently housed a generator for the Purey Cust hospital.  An old Roman wall was discovered during the excavation process and close liaison with the York Archaeological Department was required before work could begin.

The building has a sympathetic design in keeping the Minster’s grounds, with underground bedrooms and the above-ground living space is glazed to make the most of the light available.

The Garden House was the winner of the Lord Mayor’s Award at York Design Awards 2015.