Duchy Estate

Harrogate, North Yorkshire

Wildblood Macdonald were commissioned by the Duchy of Lancaster to design an exciting new development to expand the prestigious Duchy Estate in Harrogate, North Yorkshire. Located on the edge of the Duchy Estate conservation area, the design is led by a desire to integrate the built form into the landscape setting and proposes 160 new homes of mixed tenure, on the Western edge of Harrogate, just off Cornwall Road.

On behalf of the Duchy of Lancaster and in conjunction with Amec Foster Wheeler, we developed the scheme and associated drawings required for the submission of a planning application to Harrogate Borough Council. 

The main aim of the scheme is for the development to provide an outstanding design standard that compliments the beautiful town of Harrogate, offering a varied range of housing types amidst a generously landscaped rural setting. The design intends to merge the characteristics of the nearby Duchy Estate, integrating the qualities and notable historic style whilst providing easy access to the charming facilities that the town has to offer. The development was formed to respect the wider landscape setting and intentionally looks to create a long term green edge to the historic spa town.

Front page watercolour image courtesy of Simon Jones & Associates Architectural Watercolours Ltd.