Albion Place · Skipton
The scheme is anchored by a large Next Store, with other operators including Chevin Cycles, Cotswold Outdoors, Cotton Traders, Dawsons Department Stores, Pavers and Pizza Express. The new retail development opened for trade in Easter 2014.
The scheme, designed by local architects, Bowman Riley, reflects both the historic layout of Skipton town centre, as well as picking up key materials from its surroundings within its construction.
In close proximity to Skipton’s Grade I Medieval Castle and Holy Trinity Church, Albion Place is contemporary yet sympathetic to the historic grain of the town. The development features natural stone, glazing and slate roofs to reflect the high-quality built environment and to set the standard for future developments in this picturesque area.
Museum Yard is a public space with stepped seating which has become a safe place for schoolchildren visiting Craven Museum. This unique space, located behind the High Street, provides perimeter seating and a space for events such as exhibitions, stalls and performances.
The 46,000 sq. ft. development has created more than 150 permanent jobs and includes public realm works offering customer parking for 330 cars. Albion Place offers something new to this thriving town and will provide people in Skipton and beyond a modern shopping and dining experience in beautiful surroundings.
Yorkshire Insider Property Awards Development of the Year 2014
This project was undertaken on a restricted town centre location adjacent to grade 2 listed buildings.
The site was of historical interest and we worked with an archaeologist during the development.
The ground conditions were difficult on a sloping site with varying rock head levels and a number of tree preservation orders.
We also organised a grand opening for the development, involving arranging an Easter egg competition and children’s entertainer.