Bed & Breakfast rooms refurbishment, Apperley Bridge, Bradford

Project overview / Project value:

Refurbishment of existing bedrooms to create B&B accommodation above restaurant, Apperley Bridge, Bradford, West Yorkshire / £100,000 approx

Services provided / local authority:

Architecture & Interior Design services / Bradford Metropolitan District Council

Project brief:

This was a fairly straight forward Architectural commission for us here at Mash. Our client was looking to renovate a number of existing bedrooms over a well established public house in Apperley Bridge, near Bradford, in order to create new bed & breakfast accommodation over what is now the Moody Cow Restaurant – a fairly new, but ever-increasinly-popular restaurant brand.

The renovation works to the first floor bedrooms were fairly straight forward, as the existing rooms were large, with generous ceiling heights and large windows. The real challenge came at the 2nd floor of the building, where the accommodation was within the roof structure. Large areas of the eaves were opened up and space was cleverly and efficiently brought into use, to maximise the floor area of each of the suites. Sometimes it wasn’t practical to have separate bathrooms, so the use of part height screen walls was introduced to help achieve the separation between bedroom and bathroom accommodation.

All in all, it was a successful architectural project, and a conversion which allowed a much better use of space, given the constraints of the existing building.