Feversham Arms Hotel
Region: Yorkshire and the Humber
Summary: Privately funded development affecting the setting of nearby listed building within a conservation area and historic market town.
The Feversham Arms occupies a prominent position on the corner of Helmsley’s high street within the centre of the conservation area. To the south of the site is the Grade II Listed Parish Church and Grade II* Listed Canons Garth Vicarage.
In designing the scheme, the applicants have made use of significant land level changes so as to limit the overall height of the development and its impact on surrounding residences. Malton-based archaeologists were commissioned to mitigate the archaeological impacts of this work, which uncovered fascinating evidence of earlier medieval structures.
A traditional design approach has been adopted for the new buildings, which have traditional window and roof detailing and use building materials (stone and pantile) that reflect the local vernacular. This high quality pastiche is complemented by large areas of glazing, which gives a more contemporary feel as well as maximising opportunities for natural day light.
Keywords: DESIGN IN CONTEXT