December 2016

SMR are pleased to confirm the application was well received by Harrogate Borough Council and on behalf of our client Oakgate Group we successfully gained planning permission for the conversion in the Autumn.

Sitting within the town centre, key was the relationship of the extension to the surrounding existing residential units and the extent of additional floor space relative to the existing building. Strong contrasting materials and purposeful separation pleased the local authority, and the application was approved via delegated powers.

The scheme is progressing well and tenders are expected to be issued before Christmas with a start on site early 2017.

Since this approval Oakgate and SMR continue to review other potential schemes and opportunities, keep an eye on the website to see any future developments.

June 2016

SMR is delighted to announce a recently submitted planning application to Harrogate Borough Council.  Acting on behalf of Wetherby based Oakgate Group, the application seeks approval for a scheme to convert an existing three storey retail store with additional office space to a ground and basement level food offer, along with two self contained residential units.  A further live/work unit is also proposed using existing garage space.

The site, an existing clothes store, sits within Harrogate Town Centre, and as such is part of SMRs drive for greater local involvement and we are pleased to be working on such a prominent site.  The application also includes for a contemporary glass extension and rendered stair core providing additional area to the food offer, and access to the residential units above.

Oakgate Group is a new client to SMR, and we are obviously delighted to now be acting on their behalf.  They work throughout the commercial and residential sector, adding value by a progressive and pro-active approach.  SMR see real synergy between the ethoses of the two companies and as such we hope this project is the first of many.

Hollie Shackleton, Oakgate Property Manager, added:

We are delighted to be working with SMR and we are impressed with their approach to this sensitive project, we look forward to the start of a new relationship with them.