Some time ago we were appointed to provide full architectural services to convert a former landmark Yorkshire pub into state of the art Physiotherapy treatment studios and office accommodation for a leading Physiotherapy company. I went to site yesterday afternoon to resolve a few final issues with Leeds council’s Highways Department and was pleased to see the (almost) finished building following completion of building and fit-out works.
The former Wheatsheaf pub on Gelderd Road, Leeds, was in a sorry state when our client Physiomed Ltd purchased it a couple of years ago. Planning approval was finally granted by Leeds City Council following a fairly drawn out planning application, and works eventually started during the early months of 2011. The works are now practically complete which has seen the gradual restoration of the building.
Architecturally, the outer shell of the building has been left largely intact, but modernised with a cream render finish and gun-metal grey aluminium framed windows and doors. A rear terrace with glazed balustrade has been added on to a previous flat roof extension to create a dramatic visual improvement.
Internally, the accommodation has been opened up to create an open-plan office arrangement at first floor, accessed from ground floor via polished timber and glass stair. The main reception at ground floor features a curved timber floor arrangement with a corresponding curved ceiling bulkhead, and this area serves the main treatment rooms and other ancillary accommodation within the building.
Once the remaining Highways works have been completed we will be visiting site once again to obtain some professional photographs, and will hopefully be adding another completed project into our projects pages in a month or so.