Archive | September 2019

Cottage in Beverley, East Yorkshire

An application to demolish a cottage in The East Riding:

The Old Racing Stables in Beverley

old racing stables beverly

A cottage steeped in history that modulates the roofscape of this back street in Beverly. The application looks to replace the building with a new larger dwelling on the footprint.

Densification is a great idea, and extending or modifying buildings on suburban housing estates can add to the bedroom count. But in this case, the history of the building outways the benefits of an increase in housing capacity in the town of Beverly.


Former Queen Hotel, Hull

Plans to demolish a series of buildings including the former Queen Hotel in Hull:

Club Valbona

A terrace of three buildings that have variously been used as pubs and nightclubs throughout the years are set to be demolished after a prior notification application went into Hull Council. Plans to convert the buildings into 18 residential flats were approved when Club Valbon finally shut its doors in 2017, however, the owner appears to now have an appetite for destruction.

The beautiful gambrel roof, the balconets, and the well-ordered sash windows bring a rhythm to this street and form an elegant corner in an otherwise anti-urban corner of Hull

The last thing this already harried city needs is more of it’s heritage to be lost. I hope the inevitable new surface carpark that lands here will bring as much joy to Kingstonians as this row of pubs once did.

Article in Hull Daily Mail

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