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Molly Browns Dresses
27 Stonegate, York
2017 - 2018
Built in 1454, this oak frame building is located on Stonegate, one of York's most iconic streets, named for its heritage as the passage which York Minster's stone arrived along.
Once the address of goldsmiths, glass painters & apothecaries, 27 Stonegate now hosts the upmarket dress retailers - Molly Browns.
Molly Browns came to SKA to resolve aspects of the premises which were limiting the area available to sell their high-end designer garments. An area previously inaccessible to the shop floor to the rear of the building at first floor level was regained through SKA's tentative survey work, analysis, and deliberation with York city council. The needs of Molly Browns were achieved through a new bespoke oak staircase as well as restoration works to the derelict dress chamber.