ebor hall, coney street

Location: York
Client: Pitcher & Piano
Status: Completed 1999

Reuse and extension
Ebor Hall is a Grade II-listed former assembly and banqueting hall on the bank of the River Ouse. The building has been restored and extended for use as a restaurant and bar.

“The tremendous thing about Panter Hudspith’s new buildings is that they seek to use the natural advantage of a river frontage and make the city more outward-looking.
it is even utilising the river to ship in and remove building materials. A lot more of York could benefit from this approach.”

Building Design, March 2000

Sensitive addition enhancing the historic context
The new contemporary extension responds to the rhythm and proportion of the original hall, using contemporary materials and detailing.

Activating the riverside
The new walkway extends along the whole frontage of the building, linking to the adjacent Arts Cinema, creating a route and destination in its own right - enabling a closer integration of the river and its context.

Panter Hudspith Architects
illustrative site plan
Grade II listed building was restored & extended - Photo - Ian Lamond / Alamy
ground floor restaurant & bar activating the riverside
walkway added along the river ouse links to adjacent arts cinema