Webb Yates selected as structural engineer for York Minster skills and craft centres

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We’re proud to announce that Webb Yates Engineers has been selected as structural engineer of the new ‘world-class centre for research, education, and training’ within the wider York Minster precinct neighbourhood.

The scheme includes two buildings which will house workshops, CNC saws and halls of residence to help train up those involved in the ongoing cycle of repair, restoration and development at York Minster.

The proposed heritage quad repurposes an existing U-shaped block, adding a new wing below a green-roofed timber structure to create a complete quad.

The second building, the technology hub, will overhaul brick workshop buildings to the south of the cathedral and also feature a timber-roof.

We’ll be working alongside architect Tonkin Liu and heritage architect Donald Insall Associates for our client York Minster to design two educational buildings linked to York Minster.

If the proposal is approved, works will begin on site in 2022, with the new facilities operational and in use by 2023.

Click here to read the full article on Architects' Journal.