Wharfedale Park

Wharfedale Park – A grand past projected into the future

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From a 19th Century Workhouse to Victorian Infirmary, Wharfedale Park is hoping to project its copious past into the future as it transitions from a functional period construction, to a residence of luxurious, individually designed home living.

Serving the quaint Market Town of Otley, West Yorkshire with 132 years of dedicated medical service, the Wharfedale became at risk of dilapidation after a replacement hospital was erected in 2005. Commandeered by PJ Livesey; the period property renovation experts, the opulence of Wharfedale's stonemasonry has been revived to create a timeless, yet on trend collection of lavish apartments.

The vast development, comprising of 61 units; including refurbishments and new builds, have been developed under the highest standards and specifications to ensure that craft and quality is prioritised. PJ Livesey spokesperson explains, "We take pride in restoring properties back to their former glory whilst simultaneously creating our own legacy by enhancing their historical features".

Wharfedale is no exception, with PJ Livesey choosing Performance Doorset Solutions (PDS) Sliding Sash Timber Windows and French Doors to provide a made to measure service and proudly project their expertise in timber joinery. The stunning design of the traditional Sliding Sash Window guarantees a unique, vintage look with the practical efficiency of modern day technology, ideal for this stylish renovation project. The French Doors instate the on trend concept of bringing the outdoors in, opening up the majestic space of each apartment with a reassuring keen focus on safety; each doorset having obtained a secured by design approval – a PDS standard enhancement, signifying the importance of balance between artistry and functionality.

PDS Commercial Manager, Paul Lyon- Hayes reinforces the necessity of having a good relationship between modern technology and traditional craft in any renovation project, "Providing a sophisticated solution that flexibly adheres to each development's needs is essential. When given the opportunity to help renovate the historical gem that is Wharfedale, we knew that our bespoke windows and doors would be the perfect fit as we consistently manufacture a variety of British, handmade timber products that offer the refined finish PJ Livesey was looking for."

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