Building Refurbishment Project Stanley Harrison House comprises two adjoining buildings in the form of a Grade II listed property constructed in the mid 1800s and a more recent extension built in the late 1990s. The total gross internal floor area is approximately 710sqm. The site is accessed via Railway Street and Norton Road on the North side of the site and bound by the York/Scarborough railway line on the South of the site. Existing buildings adjacent to the site vary from single and two storey dwellings to public buildings and shops, including the Job Centre and Asda. The roadway fronting the premises serves the adjacent car park, in addition to providing a thoroughfare for Network Rail. The listed building is a two storey Victorian property with an adjoining single storey annex dressed in sandstone, including stone cill bands along ground level and a raised stone band along the first floor level. The modern office building comprises a two storey oblong plan separated from the original building with full height glazed curtain walling. Ryedale District Council are proposing to develop Stanley Harrison House into multi-use office accommodation, including the subdivision of existing offices within the original building to create office spaces and interview rooms, comprising demountable glazed partitions with integral privacy blinds. Part of the work will also involve external fabric repairs to the stonework, repairs to the roof including the guttering and external timber redecoration. Improvements are required to the current access arrangements to both the external and internal building fabric, including the provision of a double ended external ramp and external steps, by extending onto the existing footpath and adjacent roadway. The existing ramp and steps will also undergo some alterations and improvements. The following provides a summary of the extent of the work involved: • External repairs to the original building, including render, stonework repairs, repointing and high level repairs to the roof, including gutter and chimney repairs; • Complete redecoration of the timber framed windows and external doors; • The formation of a new entrance, comprising a double ended ramp, steps with stone paving, tactile finishes to landings and decorative metal handrails; • Improving the existing entrance, including new paving to ramp and steps, tactile finishes to landings and decorative metal handrails; • Forming a new linear drainage channel to the rear elevation, connected into existing branches; • New automated sliding doors to both the existing and the newly formed entrances; • The provision of secondary glazing to 5No. sash windows; • Alterations to the internal layout, including removal of existing partition walls; • Forming new interview rooms comprising of proprietary acoustic office partitions, with acoustic glazing and integral privacy binds; • The installation of a platform lift to serve the first floor area; • New Reception layout, including DDA compliant reception desk; • New suitable DDA compliant signage along the entrance, in addition to suitable internal way finding signage; • Internal painting and redecorating throughout; • Overboarding and protection of the existing fireplaces and decorative features; • Upgrading the electrical services, including the power and lighting; and • Upgrading the mechanical services to suit the new layout, including new gas boiler.