Ryan Gerrard / 25 October 2022

Project Details

  • Client: Residential and Commercial Property
  • Market Sector: Residential, Retail
  • Location: Harrogate
  • Year: 2017
Starbeck is situated in the outskirts of Harrogate on the main road through Knaresborough, on the junction of Broughton Way and the High Street. The old pub and hotel ‘The Henry Peacock’ used to stand on this site, but has been demolished to make way for this exciting new project. The site also includes the car parking area to one side.

Built by Landmarks UK, this new build comprises a mixture of residential and commercial properties, with the retail outlets on the ground floor, with flats behind and above the shops on the whole of the first floor, and room in the roof for apartments on the second floor. This exciting venture began with demolition in June 2016.

Nudura ICF with a 152mm (6") core was chosen for its acoustic attenuation rating of 51db as the Starbeck site borders onto a very busy level crossing. Addressing sound attenuation issues and speed of build due to a tight timed programme were key challenges for this mixed use residential and commercial project.

Unforeseen groundworks held up the contractor early in the build as the site survey had missed a large cellar which had been concreted over.

The 1st floor storey of Nudura was scheduled to be built in three weeks, but the premier ICF's speed of build allowed it to be constructed in just one which pulled the external works back to programme.