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Holder Mathias secures planning for 37 unit residential scheme in York city centre

23 Sep 2013

New flats and shops are to be built in the centre of York after planners approved proposals for the city’s Castle Piccadilly area.

The development site, owned by Lasalle Ltd, includes the former Banana Warehouse and adjacent buildings between Piccadilly and the River Foss. Retaining the façade of the warehouse, the development will create 37 apartments plus some retail units fronting onto Piccadilly.

Graeme Chalk, spokesman for LaSalle’s development manager Centros, said: “We are very pleased to receive this planning approval and, by providing some much-needed homes in the city-centre, this development will play a significant part in the regeneration and revitalisation of Piccadilly.”

The development has been designed by Holder Mathias Architects, whose director Max Poole said: “With a strong design approach and sensitive consideration to the historical setting, this development will greatly enhance the character of the area.”

A date for work to start has yet to be confirmed. City council leader James Alexander said: “This is another example of the renewed confidence the city has in our economy – Labour has been working hard to bring brownfield developments forward and I am pleased planning permission has been granted.”