First residents move into Hudson Quarter in York as landmark development completes.
The first residents have moved into the prestigious Hudson Quarter development, opposite York Railway Station, as the project completes following a three-year development journey.
The Palace Capital plc development features 127 apartments and 39,000 sq ft of Grade A office space, set around a new courtyard and landscaped grounds.
Caddick Construction was the main contractor on the site which formerly housed a former British Rail office building, and before that formed part of the original station in the City which was opened in 1839. It has now been fully redeveloped following planning permission being granted in 2017.
There are three residential buildings and one office building as part of the mixed use development with the residential buildings named after famous railway stations – Waverley, Victoria and Kings – recognising the railway heritage of the site.
Neil Sinclair, CEO of Palace Capital plc commented: “It’s a testament to everyone involved that we have completed Hudson Quarter to such a high standard.”
“Seeing the finished development vindicates our confidence in the great city of York, and other major regional City’s, over recent years. Hudson Quarter will be a brilliant addition to York and will be a vibrant new place to live and work in the heart of the City and we are proud to have delivered it.”
Adrian Dobson, Managing Director of Caddick Construction said: “This has been a very high profile project in the heart of York city centre. The benefits it brings to this thriving area are huge, not just in terms of additional housing and commercial opportunities but for a more sustainable way of living and working. That’s thanks to its excellent public transport links and located within shouting distance of York Railway Station where you can hop on a train and be in London in less than two hours.”
The exterior and interior of the buildings have been modelled by award winning designers Fuse. Internal features in the premium apartments include instant hot water, quartz stonework surfaces, high-tech shower controls, filtered water taps, wine coolers and pop up extractors.
Around 40 apartments have been sold pre-completion & 9 are under offer. Apartments are still available, ranging from £240,000 – £1.2 million, with many offering stunning views over York.
Leading legal firm Knights has taken part of the office space at record rental levels for York, with very strong interest in the remaining accommodation.
Joint residential agents for the development are Hudson Moody and Carter Jonas with JLL and Sanderson Weatherall acting as commercial agents.