Historic England (formerly known as English Heritage) specified and installed a Stella bespoke conservation rooflight at their York Regional Office.
37 Tanner Row is situated in the Micklegate Ward of York city centre. The impressive five-storey, end-of-terrace red brick building is Grade II Listed and lies within a Conservation Area.
Originally built as a railway hotel in the 1850s, originally ‘The George Hotel’, latterly ‘The North Eastern’, the property today serves as the modern offices of Historic England – the Government body that helps people care for and enjoy England’s historic environment.
As part of a programme of works, which included several fire safety improvements throughout the building, Stella was approached by specialist heritage surveyors, Smith & Garratt to design a bespoke conservation rooflight. The design of which would need to provide suitable ventilation for the building’s communal stairwell.
Aside from the design functionality, the rooflight would also need to satisfy strict Conservation requirements, as the building is deemed of significant historic and architectural interest. As all Stella rooflights incorporate slender steel frames, which sit flush within the roofline, they were the ideal choice for maintaining the heritage of the building.