Work to redevelop the Old Fire Station on Clifford Street in York as exclusive residential accommodation has been finalised by York-based developers the Helmsley Group and London Ebor Developments, with Caddick Construction, as new luxury apartments and three riverside townhouses are completed.
The development, which got underway in 2017, incorporates a total of seven apartments and seven townhouses within the setting of the historic Old Fire Station and adjoining riverside land. Six of the apartments and five townhouses are available, with prices from £595,000. The iconic building dates back to 1856 when it was built as Trinity Chapel, before its conversion to a fire station in 1938.
Retaining many of the landmark building’s original features, including high ceilings and arched windows, the final phase of the Old Fire Station development features three new-build townhouses fronting the River Ouse. Super-high-spec interiors, balconies and river views have helped to earn the state-of-the-art, four-bedroom homes a £1.2m price tag.
A spectacular launch event for the newly completed development is planned for the weekend of February 8 and 9, when a display featuring fire eaters and fire engines, will reference the site’s history at the heart of the city, and the apartments and townhouses will be open to view.
Toby Cockcroft, director of Croft Residential, the York agency which, along with Carter Jonas, is marketing the Old Fire Station development, said: “It’s exciting to see this stunning development reach completion with the addition of the riverside townhouses.
“There are always plenty of sensitivities around giving a historic building a new lease of life, especially when it is central to the city, as the Old Fire Station has been in York. The Helmsley Group and London Ebor Developments have done a fantastic job and the attention to detail throughout these properties is second to none.”
Ed Stoyle, head of residential sales at Carter Jonas York, said: “The original features that have been sympathetically and elegantly retained throughout the development, coupled with the unrivalled views of the both the river and Clifford’s Tower, make these homes a truly unique proposition for the York property market.
“The city is often cited as one of the UK’s best places to live, and this exceptional scheme is coveted by prospective buyers looking to benefit from the world-class amenities on offer and to live in a piece of the city’s history, in the heart of York.”