Scargill House Masterplan

Kettlewell, North Yorkshire
The Scargill Movement
Contract Value

Scargill House is a Christian conference centre and retreat in Kettlewell, North Yorkshire, run by the Scargill Movement.

Halliday Clark was appointed as Term Architects for Scargill House in 1998 when the building was used by the Church of England as a Christian community hub which include a chapel, dated 1959, by renowned ecclesiastical architect George Pace and the 18th Century Scargill House. The centre briefly closed in 2008 before reopening in 2009 to a newly formed registered charity called the Scargill Movement.

The Scargill House masterplan is a special and unique project; the £8.5m long-term masterplan is split into several smaller phases which includes the creation of a series of new facilities and guest accommodation throughout the site. This will ensure that Scargill has a viable future and the best possible facilities for its guests.

In the 20 years that Halliday Clark has worked on the Scargill House project, the team has grown to understand the site and buildings intimately, appreciating both the client’s ethos and the buildings themselves; the combination of which makes Scargill House such a special place.

The initial challenge was to guide the custodians of Scargill through a sequence of maintenance works, as well as a series of detailed and sensitive planning and listed building applications. Developing in National Parks is always challenging and it was important that the team reassured local residents that the development would not cause any issues for established local traders and businesses. Both the Scargill and Halliday Clark teams fully engaged with the local community as much as possible to help them understand the important role that Scargill plays within the area.  Thanks to a great deal of hard work and commitment from the team, a number of high-quality projects already have been completed which ensure that Scargill is fit for purpose and sustainable for future generations.

Halliday Clark has carried out a series of projects, large and small, including the full refurbishment of the Grade II* listed chapel, which was designed by the eminent ecclesiastical architect, George Pace. Subsequent schemes have included the recently completed central biomass boiler plant, providing heating and hot water for the entire 100 bed space complex. Starting in 2020, the next phase of the project will see the development of a new site-wide masterplan, which creates a series of new facilities and guest accommodation throughout the site, ensuring a bright future for this very special place.

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