Dessert Parlour, Brighton
Yelo were employed by a the national chain Creams to obtain the necessary planning consents to convert this former bank, a listed building into a new dessert focused cafe. With Brighton having a high number of listed buildings Yelo have extensive experience of working with the local heritage officers and obtaining planning consents where required.
We carry out detailed research when working on listed buildings, often locating archive drawings alongside extensive site visits and observations. In this case it was obvious that the former bank had implemented works over several decades that led to very insensitive additions to the space and that also concealed historic features.
Yelo were able to convince the heritage officers that by removing a false ceiling a beautiful corniced ceiling and a roof light would be revealed. This is also had the benefit of increasing the ceiling height allowing a new mezzanine level to be introduced significantly increasing the floor area for the client.
Lower levels of the building were renovated and converted, former office spaces became the kitchen and the bank vaults made the perfect stores.
Yelo led all negotiations with the local heritage team and secured consent for changes to the building, a new mezzanine floor, a new roof terrace, a large ventilation flue for the kitchen and all of the signage.