New House, Queen Parade, Harrogate

The house forms one of  two new houses built on either side of a fine Victorian villa within  Harrogate, whilst retaining and enhancing the character of the conservation area.

16, Queen Parade is both visually and functionally a site‐specific dwelling, a positive addition to the conservation area, directly referencing the architecture and urban forms that surround it. The building is a contemporary three storey pavilion which connects to the dimensional geometry of the site and reflects the alignment of existing houses and the prevailing character and local pattern of streets and spaces.The majority of the upper elevation is clad with black stained timber boards with grit stone below. The choice of materials helps to reinforce the  character of the area.

Both houses are low energy homes using a fabric first strategy, providing a highly insulated envelope with absolute air tightness.

Completed 2019