Case Study

Whitby Engine Shed

Commercial conversion


Two-story extension

Conversion to 11 apartments

Grade II Listed

Flying Scotsman kitchen - Whitby Engine Shed
Mallard lounge - Whitby Engine Shed

Project Info

The Whitby Engine Shed was built in 1847 and designed by GT Andrews.

This Grade II listed building had fallen into disrepair in the past, and it’s future commercial viability was uncertain.

It was a car park when it was purchased, and was sold with planning permission for nine holiday apartments.

Upon buying the property it was discovered that the end had been demolished during the war — it was possible to extend it, to add two further apartments, making eleven in total.

Great care has been taken to keep and enhance the original features of the building, such as the large metal grills (now across the windows), stonework, and oak beams.

The apartments are being built to a high-quality specification, providing luxury accommodation for holiday makers and train enthusiasts in the tourist destination of Whitby, Yorkshire. 

Project Type: Commercial to Residential Conversion

Purchase & uplift fee: £450,121

Development: £1,218,064

Other costs: £197,199

TOTAL COSTS: £1,865,385

GDV: £2,695,000

Profit: £829,615

Completed: July 2019

Build Time: 9 months

-> See floor plans

-> Scroll Down to watch videos of the development as it progressed.


Engine Shed #1
22 February 2019

Engine Shed #2
13 Mar 2019

Engine Shed #3
28 March 2019

Engine Shed #4
12 Apr 2019

Engine Shed #5
29 April 2019

Engine Shed #6
14 May 2019

Engine Shed #7: Holiday Review
31 May 2019

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