Grove House Apartments – YORK

Bowman Riley has supported developer Caedmon Homes on the conversion of a 1960s former care home at Grove House into a new residential development in York city centre.

The project involves the part demolition and part conversion of the 1960s property into 29 private contemporary apartments.

Our role was originally to deliver the technical drawing package and construction of the project. Upon review of the planning approved scheme, we found that several apartments within the roof space did not have sufficient head height and the scheme as a whole was inefficient in its use of space. Additionally, the unit mix was unrepresentative of the local area.

Bowman Riley reworked the design to create a more efficient scheme and replaced plans in the extant planning permission using a Section 73 Application.

Caedmon Homes is satisfied with the improved efficiency of the design, which has enabled it to move forward to the construction phase with the contractor, Pacy & Wheatley.

We are also providing Principal Designer and Building Surveying services during the construction phase of the project to Practical Completion.