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Further accolades for City of York Council HQ

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Buccleuch Property and S Harrison Developments have picked up further accolades for the West Offices development in York at the British Council for Offices (BCO) Northern Awards.

York’s Grade II* listed former railway station was transformed into an open plan headquarters and customer centre for the City of York Council  in 2012 as part of a £32m project.

The multi-award-winning West Offices was one of only two Yorkshire contenders in the shortlisted schemes for the BCO Northern Awards. 

Commending the developers, the judges said:

“The clever refurbishment of this original 1840’s railway station reflects and respects its heritage and gives the building a viable and sustainable future.

“The project is a confident statement about investing in the environment and provides modern, high quality flexible workspace.”

Sandy Smith, director of Buccleuch Property, said:

“We have a long and impressive track record in restoring and regenerating heritage buildings.

“Working with our development partners, S Harrison, West Offices has proved to be one of the most challenging and rewarding projects we’ve worked on to date. 

“It was especially satisfying to give a new and viable future to an important historic building which had been in decline for many decades.”

Ann Scott, managing director of S Harrison Developments, said the latest award reflects the fruitful and excellent working relationship the company established with Buccleuch Property. 

He said:

“This development has provided a model of good practice for co-operative working between client, professionals, contractors, conservation and planning authorities and the people working in this landmark council headquarters.”

 

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