News / Breathing new life into three historical Selby buildings

Native Architects will work with Selby Town Council in repairing and bringing back to use the 1811 Selby High School and Selby Cemetery chapels.   We are looking forward to working with Selby Town Council in developing a conservation based approach to the repair and re-use of these historic and culturally important buildings and we hope our approach will breathe a new lease of life into them for all residents to enjoy.

We are also delighted that the project will provide an opportunity for students studying construction at Selby College the opportunity to work with us.

Cllr Shaw-Wright said “This will be an fascinating time in the life of the three historic buildings in Selby, the council decided to work with Native Architects as they offer an inspirational approach to the work the town council are looking to undertake.  Working closely with Andrew Neal, who has vast experience as a contract administrator, quantity surveyor and design and construction of listed buildings projects, will be a fascinating experience for the council to learn more about how the buildings were originally constructed, how they have been changed and repurposed over their lifetimes.  The town council envisages the use of natural building materials and traditional construction techniques will be key to the restoration of the three unique buildings.  Working with Native we hope to engage with heritage skilled craftsman, contractors and natural product suppliers, hopefully the town council and Native Architects will be liking to the successful construction department of Selby College to give students the opportunity of working with Sally Walker – a Royal Institute of British Architects Conservation Accredited Architect.  In addition to her historic buildings expertise, Sally has led Native Architects to achieve an exemplary standard in the design and construction of award-winning, environmentally sustainable buildings that respect their context.”