Design proposals for a brand new office pavilion in the grounds of the prestigious Windsor House have gained planning approval from Harrogate Borough Council.
Windsor House was originally built as a grand hotel in the early 1900s and has since been redeveloped to provide essential office space as the town became a centre for business and SME’s, fuelled by the construction of the Harrogate International Conference Centre. The buildings prominent position overlooks Valley Gardens in the Duchy Conservation Area and is within walking distance of the town centre and the conference centre, making it a well sought after location for businesses.
The new office pavilion will offer much needed Grade A office space in Harrogate, enhancing and improving the site’s offer for modern occupiers. Sustainability is integral to the proposals with the aim to achieve a BREEAM Excellent rating through the responsible specification of materials, natural ventilation, high levels of insulation and natural light as well as the incorporation of landscaped roofed gardens and electric car charging points.
The team have worked in close collaboration with the local council who have been complimentary of the design in a challenging environment in the grounds of a non-designated heritage asset within the conservation area.