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This article was published before Vincent & Brown became Vincent & Partners

Micklegate aparthotel secures planning consent

Situated within the Central Historic Core Conservation Area, Micklegate is renowned as one of York’s most architecturally rewarding streets. Following 2 years of close collaboration with the council’s conservation team and in consultation with key stakeholders, Vincent & Brown’s proposals for a new aparthotel were approved.

The development was informed by the heritage values of the site, including York’s historic city walls and Micklegate Bar. The design of the new building is a contemporary yet sympathetic response to the medieval streetscape, rich with architectural decoration and furniture. Reflecting the form and scale of adjacent buildings, the aparthotel will be constructed using a combination of brick, render, pre-weathered quartz zinc and solid European oak , and floor to ceiling recessed windows. The recessive, double-pitched roofline retains the character of both Micklegate and the wider city centre.

The new building incorporates 62 aparthotel rooms, a ground floor restaurant and bar, and open-fronted entrance. The scheme will contribute to Micklegate’s wider public realm initiative to enrich and revitalise the area, encouraging freedom of movement and enhancing accessibility. The development will stimulate a currently dormant part of the streetscape and facilitate the city’s aspiration for a more pedestrian friendly street, promoting a strong sense of identity and place.

The next phase of the project will begin imminently. The new boutique hotel operator will take the proposals forward to the detailed design stage.



29 Sept 2020