On this (Yorkshire) Day seven years ago…

Seven years ago today saw the re-opening the Yorkshire Museum in York’s historic Museum Gardens.  The building had undergone a complete refurbishment and refitting of its exhibitions, requiring a full closure to the public for the entire duration of work on site.

As director at Gelder Harvey Architects at the time, I was architect and lead consultant for the refurbishment work, also assisting with the interface with the new fit-out.  It was a complex and challenging project, with a fixed budget and the planned reopening set for Yorkshire Day 2010.  Working with existing  buildings can present many unforeseen issues, but combine those with Listed status, being part of a Scheduled Ancient Monument site and the discovery of human remains along the way – thought to be an unfortunate  Roman gladiator – and there’s a great sense of satisfaction at the end.

A memorable project for a great client, working  with an excellent team.

Phil Harvey

Yorkshire Day 2017




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