We are delivering a new four-storey student accommodation on Lawrence Street in York for Harrison Developments. It will provide 115 bedrooms in a mix of one, two, three and five bed en-suite apartments and clusters, freeing up traditional housing for local families.
The site is home to a former a working men’s club. The listed building had been empty for many years and has fallen into significant disrepair. The plans will return the building to use in an economically sustainable way for the long term.
We have worked closely with English Heritage, in conjunction with local architects CSP, to ensure that the existing main building is retained and key features are preserved for generations to come.
The project will connect the new building to the former Tam O’ Shanter public house, and will involve redevelopment to the former working men’s club as well as to the pub. The sheds and buildings to the rear will be demolished but the frontage onto Lawrence Street will return to its original splendour.
Facilities will include a cinema, reception, laundry, cycle store and offices, as well as a gym, a games room and a common room.