For The Planning Bureau Ltd
Oliver House was constructed in the late twentieth century and is a predominantly three storey building constructed in buff brick and has a hipped pantilled roof. The Site lies within the Bishophill area, of the York Central Historic Core Conservation Area, and to the south are the York City Walls (a scheduled monument and a Grade I listed building).
The proposal involved the demolition of the building on the site and the construction of an apartment block. The building is designed as a series of blocks, of varying heights, set back from the pavement behind soft landscaped areas. Woodhall advised on the design of the new building and prepared a Heritage Statement to support the planning application. We concluded that the removal of the building on the site and the design of the new building would result in an appropriate development within the designated area that would also preserve the setting of the surrounding listed buildings and scheduled monument and planning permission was granted.