Bootham Park – York
Bowman Riley has been providing masterplanning and architecture on the re-purposing of Bootham Park, a series of historic listed buildings with extensive open grounds in York into a new retirement community.
The site includes the Grade I listed 1777 landmark building designed by acclaimed architect John Carr and four Grade II listed heritage assets built in the 19th and early 20th centuries. Originally designed as a lunatic asylum, it became Bootham Park Hospital in 1904 until it was closed in 2015.
The heritage assets will be re-purposed to host the communal facilities including a restaurant and bar situated within the Palm Court, a new café/bistro, a library, a games room, bowling alley, hobbies room, lounges, a cinema, a wellness centre with a gym, exercise studios, treatment and consultation rooms and hair/beauty salon.
Four complementary new wings will accommodate new homes with residents able to access the communal facilities. Each apartment will be designed to a high specification and will feature a spacious open-plan kitchen/lounge/dining area and generous bedrooms. The majority of the apartments will also benefit from private outdoor space in the form of ground floor patios, balconies or garden terraces. The Gate Lodge will be renovated back into a single dwelling with private gardens.
Externally, there will be outdoor seating areas set within beautifully landscaped courtyard gardens and terraces, residents’ fruit and vegetable garden, bicycle and buggy stores for staff and residents with electric vehicle charging points.
The parkland and bistro will be accessible to the public and other facilities will be made available to the public including the Palm Court and bowling alley.
See our other project for Enterprise Retirement Living, The Red House.
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