Services: Architecture, Interior Design
Sectors: Retail, Heritage
Client: West Street Leisure
Self have carried out the extensive refurbishment and conversion of this listed building into a Starbucks café with a drive through. The Grade II* Listed Carbrook Hall, dates back to 1176, was used as a pub for many years, but following arson attacks it had been vacant for two years. It is reputed to be one of Yorkshire's most-haunted sites. Any proposed works to this valuable property caused a great deal of interest from local community groups and historians.
The extension and refurbishment scheme completed has ensured that the historical and listed elements in the building have been retained and renovated. This includes a stone fireplace, timber wall panelling and ornate plaster ceilings. The dilapidated 1970’s single storey additions have been removed with a new ashlar stone extension added in their place. The interior has been decorated and fitted out in neutral colours with all original plasterwork, timber and stonework cleaned, repaired, exposed, and integrated into the Starbucks theme. The exterior stonework has been restored with windows replaced with new purpose-made bespoke frames, completed by local craftsmen. The landscaping includes two large terraces and a drive-thru lane and car parks.