Pickering, North Yorkshire
Designer: John Paul House Design

Conversion of Grade II listed building including extension to create contemporary town centre café bar on 2 floors.

This extensive alteration and new build project, involved complex and innovative construction solutions.


Front elevation was completely rebuilt with new masonry externally and block work internally. This involved extensive propping to ground, first and second floors internally and the erection of structural scaffolding externally.

Construction of rear extension to provide additional accommodation. Building the extension involved extensive excavation including the removal of 50 cubic metres of bed rock on a steep sloping site.

Contemporary conservatory to east elevation complete with steel purlins, structural beams and patent glazing. All existing 16th Century elevations repointed in lime mortar.

Many period features including panelling and ironmongery remain intact complementing the overall character of the building.

A beer cellar directly underneath the bar was created within the existing voids in the bed rock beneath the building.