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St. George’s Terrace, York Gains Planning Support

We are delighted to announce that our St. George’s Terrace scheme on behalf of Oakgate Group received the support of York’s Planning Committee B January meeting.

Nestled within the Central Historic Core Conservation Area of York, St. George’s Terrace is set to transform a site historically occupied by dense terraced housing and, since 1963, the Tramways Social Club. The location’s significance is heightened by its proximity to the Grade II listed St George’s Church and rest gardens, famously housing Dick Turpin’s grave, a notable tourist attraction.

The design ethos revolves around reinstating the residential frontage to Mill Street and George Street, thoughtfully reflecting York’s vernacular architectural styles in a contemporary reinterpretation, whilst also responding to the immediate context of the adjacent listed Church and neighbouring hotel. Furthermore, this development offers more than just building homes, it also seeks to revitalise the adjacent rest gardens for the benefit of the wider community as shown in our sketch proposals and visuals.

Embracing sustainable design, St. George’s Terrace scheme seeks to exceed York’s emerging CC2 policy by utilising hot water cylinders with integrated ASHP (Air Source Heat Pumps), MVHR (Mechanical Ventilation with Heat Recovery) units in each apartment, enhanced external wall U-values, and a 35KW PV (Photovoltaic) system on the roof. Predictions based on SAP 10 suggest the scheme will achieve a 76% betterment, surpassing the councils emerging ambitious targets.

We are thrilled to see this lovely scheme gain the backing of the Local Planning Authority, enabling the delivery of much needed new homes within a highly sustainable location in York. The journey from planning to construction is always exciting, and we cannot wait to see this scheme finally come to life!

Richard Boothroyd & Associates Ltd
Dudleys Consulting Engineers
Tate Consulting
The Landscape Agency
Fore Consulting
JCA Limited