North Yorkshire developer, Newby, has unveiled plans for the regeneration of Ryedale House in York into 77 contemporary new apartments – one of the largest and last urban living schemes of this scale to be developed in the city.
The development is located between Piccadilly and the east bank of the River Foss in York’s historic Core Conservation Area and within the York City walls.
The City of York Council approved a planning submission in April this year to replace the existing façade, securing the site to convert the unique York building into 77 one, two and three-bedroom apartments with 59 car parking spaces.
This new planning approval for the associated works to the building’s façade has been realised thanks to the collaborative co-operation of the City of York Council Planning Department and Historic England. The building will encompass seven floors of residential accommodation and a ground floor reception area.
Ryedale House has been designed to unite the development with surrounding buildings, whilst remaining sensitive to the rich heritage of the local area. The new façade and overall design will encompass natural light, ventilation and riverside and city views for residents. The building’s new contemporary and appealing façade will include full height glazing and glass to glass corners.
The area surrounding Ryedale House is predominantly commercial and residential encompassing a mix of homes and commercial space with building designs dating from York’s medieval origins through to more contemporary developments. The location will provide residents with easy access to the city centre via good public transport and cycling infrastructure, as well as opportunities for riverside walks.
Nick Moody, director at Newby, said: “Ryedale House is a key component of the City of York’s wider housing gateway masterplan and with construction now well underway, we’re excited to see this prominent building become a high quality, modern development offering residents thoughtful, well-designed urban living.
“The richly historic environment of York has been a key consideration in the design for Ryedale House to ensure it is complementary, as well as modern in appeal.
“Regenerating the site to the highest standard, whilst also being sensitive to the surrounding area, has been a significant element in developing the scheme and in supporting the housing needs across the city.”