The site builds on the tradition of John Aislabie's fantastic eighteenth century gardens at Studley Royal. Arranged around a courtyard, the building
frames a view towards the forbidden 16th century Abbey tower. Our new approach road places his obelisk in front of the wonderful Burgess Church that was
built to hide it.
The open cloistered courtyard is sheltered by massive dry-stone walls and steep roof planes with recycled Yorkshire stone that link it into the
Europa Nostra Medal of Honour (1992)
BCI Awards Special Commendation (1993)
RIBA Award (1993)
Civic Trust Award (1996)