Thanets Yard, Skipton

Title: Thanets Yard, Skipton

Client: Pennine Motor Services

Value: £3m

This high profile Skipton-based design & build project comprised an M&S retail unit with commercial offices and luxury apartments in a town centre location.

The construction presented massive challenges for a number of reasons. Not only was the site located on the sole access route to Skipton’s main car park, but lay adjacent to existing structures on two sides. As a result, the only solution was to build from one corner and incorporate cantilevered scaffolding.

Huge basement excavations and steel sheet piling were required to form the underground car parking, all on a site extensively contaminated by diesel from previous use.

Built entirely from natural stone, the project incorporated an existing barn to the external façade, along with intricate roof detailing to the apartments, including terraces and balconies.