Martin Walsh Architectural Bringing A New Flavour To Yummy Yorkshire

Martin Walsh Architectural, one of the region’s leading architectural firms, has won a £320k contract that will transform one of Yorkshire’s favourite café and ice cream parlours.

With the continued growth of Yummy Yorkshire’s Huddersfield-based ice cream parlour and café, Martin Walsh Architectural has been selected to create a bespoke 2-storey barn conversion alongside a single storey extension.

The design, which includes a new ground floor dining space, ice cream servery, washrooms and an elevated private dining area to take advantage of Yummy Yorkshire’s exceptional views, will help to deliver the much-needed space to double current covers, whilst also enhancing the customer flow and experience within the building.

Yummy Yorkshire
Yummy Yorkshire

Matthew Robinson, Technical Director for Martin Walsh Architectural comments: “We are thrilled to have been asked to work on the project for one of Yorkshire’s iconic family-grown businesses. We have created a design that not only enhances the existing environment but creates extra space for diners and those looking for a more intimate dining experience.”

Adding a modern twist to a traditional farmhouse look and feel, Martin Walsh Architectural has created a contemporary link between the existing and new structure with a full glass roof; the barn extension will also boast a 5m wide x 3.5m high window to frame and make the most of the outstanding views.

Jeremy Holmes, of Yummy Yorkshire, comments: “When we embarked on this project there was one thing that we would not compromise upon, our conversion and extension had to sit naturally. We’re a working dairy farm, this is integral to our business, our home and our life so the new structure had to enhance our environment!

“We are really pleased with how this has progressed, especially the connection between old and new. In fact, we love how the team restored some of the original features of the barn to breathe new life into the building.

“The re-introduction of the first floor in the barn, has brought back so many memories. When it was originally in place we used the space for hay bailing – me and my father working side by side. It’s warming to know that this space will be used once again and that others can experience this hidden gem of a view.”

Despite the construction, visitors will still be able to enjoy breakfast, brunch and lunch at the café, and of course try the famous artisan ice cream.

Robinson concludes: “We know it is really important for the business to remain operational throughout the construction process. Our design allows the construction to be phased and completed in sections, with the last element opening into the existing café. Building in this way will cause minimal disruption and will ensure that visitors can still enjoy the Yummy Yorkshire experience.”

Efficiency has also been integral to the design which features Solar panels, Structured Insulated Panels (SIPS) and an Air Source heating system.

The project is scheduled for completion by the end of March 2017.