The overall blocks have been designed to make reference to the surrounding context and local historic and contemporary architecture. The scheme is mindful to
avoid the type of monolithic scale and mass that is referenced in the Yeamans House and other buildings of that period. It is therefore important to break up the overall block forms through building usages, material choices, and use of pitched roof forms. As a result the building is broken up into three clear parts.
Our approach and aim for the landscape and public space at York Gate is to embed the new homes and businesses within a distinct hierarchy of landscape and street characters; establishing a new permeability across the site an improved streetscape and creating places for nature.