Cornwall Road, Harrogate
Sussex Court is an exclusive collection of luxurious homes, set within the conservation area of the Duchy of Lancaster Estate in North Yorkshire. With prices starting at circa £1m, each of the new houses have been designed with impressive facades and elegant exteriors and boast high specification interior design, exclusive features and spacious gardens.
Set just outside the beautiful town of Harrogate, recently voted the third happiest place to live in the UK, the Duchy Estate masterplan was designed by architects Wildblood Macdonald in conjunction with Amec Foster Wheeler. The scheme of 160 houses at Sussex Court was developed to provide an outstanding design standard, that compliments the nearby town, and offers a varied range of housing types amidst a generously landscaped rural setting.
The design merges the characteristics of the local architecture, integrating the long-standing heritage and notable historic style, whilst providing easy access to the charming facilities that Harrogate 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.
Working closely with main contractors Linden Homes, part of the Galliford Try Group, Taylor Maxwell were pleased to assist the specification and supply of a range of locally sourced natural stone products to this development. A selection of the high-quality homes have been built using natural stone walling for their exterior facades, and the majority of boundary walls and copings have been built using drystone walling sourced within 10miles of the scheme, adding to the local heritage of the development.
Natural stone lends itself perfectly to providing a unique and individual characteristic to a property, offering a hand-crafted touch and an overall feeling of high quality craftmanship. Its durability as a construction product offers a high quality, long-term and low maintenance option that, rather than fading or showing aggregate with age, actually improves over time. The textural quality of the locally sourced stone permits the seamless integration of the new development within its rural environment.