Located in the Georgian market town of Melbourne South Derbyshire, “Williams Yard” is a mixed use development comprising both retail and office units. The site, along the main high street, is situated within the local conservation area and as such, particular attention to detail was given to ensure the development fit seamlessly within the local context.
The practice worked closely with both the client, Mr Richard Blunt, and the Local Authority conservation officer to ensure that the vision for the site was articulated correctly and sensitively given the nature of the site and local vernacular. Traditional forms of construction and materials were adopted throughout.
The development opening in the summer of 2011 and has been heralded as a landmark for the area. The success of Williams Yard was down to the vision of the client, the precise detailing of key architectural features, and the craftsmanship of the site personnel.