Hudson Quarter is a prestigious, multi-award-winning, mixed-use development of 127 apartments and 9,570m2 of Grade A office space. The apartments are housed within three residential buildings with one office building based around a central courtyard. The sustainable project achieved a BREEAM Excellent rating upon completion.
The site, previously an existing 1960’s office building is based in a highly sensitive location within the ancient city walls of York. Sensitively designed to sit comfortably within its historic setting, Hudson Quarter has been created respecting its past whilst embracing 21st century working and living.
A dedicated parking area was incorporated into the design, available for both office staff and residents. Tobermore worked closely with the design team to ensure appropriate hard landscaping was chosen for the large car park adjacent to Hudson Quarter.
Tobermore’s Artro block paving was perfect for Hudson Quarter as it can withstand significant trafficking and its clay-like look adds a heritage feel with a modern twist to the hard landscaping. The herringbone laying pattern was specified, not only for appearance, but also because of its trafficability.
Trafficable paving was required to complement the prestigious building
Located within the city walls of York, Hudson Quarter has been transformed into a striking mixed-use development featuring 127 apartments and 9,570m2 of Grade A office space.
The design aspirations were to embrace 21st century working and living, whilst respecting its historic past. Re-form Landscape Architecture designed the external areas of the site to add character and create an open space for residents and office staff.
Significant hard landscaping was required for the 100-space car park and its associated access road and footpaths. Trafficability of the paving was therefore a key requirement. It was important to ensure the hard landscaping chosen aligned with the design of the building, which is traditional with a modern twist. While the brick façade of the building features warm red tones, contrasting cool grey tones were desired for the paved areas.
Tobermore’s Artro paving laid in a herringbone pattern was ideal for Hudson Quarter
Tobermore worked closely with the design team providing various product samples, colour options and laying patterns for Hudson Quarter’s 100-space car park, access road and pedestrian walkways.
Due to the nature of the location and the desire to respect the history of the area, Artro block paving was proposed. Artro can withstand significant trafficking and its clay-like look adds a heritage feel with a modern twist to Hudson Quarter.
A herringbone laying pattern was specified, not only for appearance, but for its trafficability. Artro paving laid in a herringbone pattern can resist the effects of vehicular traffic, whether travelling in straight lines or turning. While herringbone is certainly the in-trend laying pattern of the moment, it also adds functional strength benefits to Hudson Quarter’s parking area.
Artro in the shade ‘Slate’ offers a blend of dark and light cool grey tones which contrast beautifully with the warm red tones of the building’s brick façade. Slate was also used in a stretcher bond laying pattern to create a border which delineated the edges of the hard landscaping.
"Artro’s ability to withstand significant trafficking made it the perfect choice for Hudson Quarter’s car park, access road and walk ways. Upon reviewing Tobermore product samples, we were convinced that the linear paver would complement the heritage feel of the scheme while adding a modern twist. We would highly recommend Tobermore’s Artro block paving."