St John’s Mews Apartments – York

Bowman Riley supported developer Caedmon Homes on the design and delivery of St John’s Mews, a conversion of a 1960s former care home into a new contemporary residential development in heart of York city centre.

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

With views of York Minster, St John’s Mews has generously proportioned three-bedroom second-floor apartments have floor to ceiling double-glazed picture windows to the gable and living rooms. The two-bedroom first floor apartments have Juliet balconies, while ground-floor apartments feature patio doors opening onto communal gardens.

Our designs improved the efficiency of the development, which 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. Images courtesy of Caedmon Homes.

Images courtesy of Caedmon Homes.