Minster Yard, Minster School, York

Contextual intervention at Minster Yard, York

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Matthew Northover

Young ny

Architect. Director

Stephen Young

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Minster Yard, The Minster School, York.

The Grade 2 listed Minster Yard is visibly layered with centuries of historic construction; from the medieval period onwards. The new extension to the building along with comprehensive internal alterations was conceived to bring the site back into daily use while retaining the important evidential value of the building’s fabric.
The process of construction revealed further intriguing characteristics of the building which had been hidden away by numerous past alterations. As discoveries were made the scheme evolved to solve new challenges in order to deliver an enjoyable, modernised building for the Minster School. 
The photos illustrate both the overall scheme and the small-scale detailing that has made this project so successful. Each aspect of the regeneration has been carefully and lovingly designed - whether this be a window frame or a staircase - to suit the final purpose and to highlight the heritage and history of the building. Skilled craftsmen were chosen for the construction, and we could work closely with them to ensure the completed project was of the highest quality.

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