York, St. John University, Sports Centre.

We have been appointed by Simpson York to design an infill block to the York St. John University, sports centre. This will comprise sports science labs, physiotherapy training room and teaching space.  This is a fast track project with planning due to be submitted by mid-July. We are looking forward to working with the University on this facility for its very successful sports science department.

New associate at Stephen Hill Architects

Ian Flack has now become an associate at Stephen Hill Architects. Ian has been working with the practice since 2014. Stephen and Ian have worked closely together over many years whilst with BDP. Ian brings a wealth of technical expertise to the practice. Over recent years Ian has also been running his own practice with a particular focus on high quality domestic projects in the Peak Park.  A number of these scheme have been in conservation areas requiring persuasive cases to be made to planning authorities. Ian has skilfully negotiated consents for the projects enabling clients to realise their aspirations.

Ian has worked extensively with Stephen on education projects and this experience will enhance the practice’s abilities in this field. 

York’s Advanced Structural Imaging Facility

We have been appointed by Simpson York, the successful D&B tendering contractors, to develop the design of the University of York’s Advanced Structural Imaging Facility (formerly called the Integrated Information Facility).

This scheme, for which we have already secured detailed planning consent, provides space for the University’s structural biology research equipment including a new Cryo Electron Microscope.

Wolfson Atmospheric Chemistry Laboratory (WACL)

The extension of the Wolfson Atmospheric Chemistry Laboratory (WACL) was successfully handed over and is now being used by the researchers at the University of York.

The building not only extends the existing WACL but also links it to the York Plasma Institute (YPI) providing new laboratory space and research offices for both organisations. WACL and YPI are both leaders in their respective fields with their views often sought by the mainstream media. Externally the building has been designed to seamlessly continue the architectural language of the original WACL building and joining to the YPI with a recessive glass link.