Malton a traditional Yorkshire town, has been the centre of Ryedale since Roman times and was voted the best place to live in 2017 and 2018 by the Sunday Times. Known as ‘Yorkshire’s food capital’ and with its closeness to the North York Moors, York, the Coast, North Yorkshire Moors Railway it makes a popular tourist destination.
In 2013 Ryedale District Council issued its Local Plan Strategy, to support Malton as Ryedale’s principal town, it sees the towns centre as the thriving, cultural and economic heart of the area. During the period until 2027, it focuses on housing and retail development in the Malton area, aiming to establish 200 new homes per annum and direct the majority of new retail development to Malton’s town centre, thus reflecting its role as Ryedale’s main retail centre.
Whether working on new or listed buildings in the Malton area, we design inspirational buildings with low environmental impact, using materials such as hempcrete, straw and other modern innovative materials, inherently renewable and locally made allowing us to design buildings that reduce energy, while still retaining qualities of traditionally crafted buildings.
The construction industry accounts for 47% of the UK’s total CO2 emissions, which is why Native’s approach to designing new buildings, as well as adapting and converting existing buildings, sets the reduction of CO2 emissions during construction and in-use as a priority. We don’t just say our buildings are sustainable; we know that they are, and we pride ourselves as being both innovators and pioneers with an overriding guiding ambition to design inspirational buildings that have a minimal environmental impact. This means designing “development which through its low negative environmental impact either enhances or does not significantly diminish environmental quality”.
Native Architects are also members of several industry body’s that encourage the preservation of old and historic buildings in and around Malton. We believe that old buildings have a future, from cottages to castles, churches to cathedrals, we are here to help buildings and the people who care for them. The results of Native Architects design ethos mean the practice has delivered a wide range of buildings, architecturally inspirational, sustainable, inspired by local distinctiveness and rich in character. Whether in rural, sensitive or the developed environment we see and enjoy qualities that are instinctive and unpretentious. Native in every sense!