£15m residential development at historic city location

Property investment specialist, Helmsley Group, has revealed seven new apartments as part of a landmark £15m development at the site of The Old Fire Station in York.

Work on the scheme, which began in 2017, has seen Helmsley Group spend two years developing the site, in conjunction with London Ebor Developments and contractors, Caddick Construction.

Key characteristics from the Old Fire Station building’s past have been retained, including its iconic façade which dates back to its use as a chapel in 1856.

The fireman’s pole has been reinstalled in the building, which also features external door handles made of metal from the nozzles of Victorian fire hoses.

Each of the apartments will feature kitchens by House of Harrogate and bathrooms from Laufen, the Swiss designers. Prices for the apartments start from £675,000.

Max Reeves, Director at Helmsley Group, said: “We are a proud York business, so it is fantastic to have the opportunity to be involved in developing such an iconic and much-loved building in the historic heart of the city.

“This is an exciting development in a prime, sought-after location, within easy walking distance of York’s shops and attractions. We wanted to retain the spirit of the building’s unique historical character, while providing stunning homes which are suited to modern living. We’re really proud of what we have achieved.”

Louise Hirst, Partner at the York office of Carter Jonas, which is marketing the properties on behalf of Helmsley Group, added: “York was recently voted the best place to live in the UK, and Helmsley Group’s latest development can only add to its status. The attention to detail in these properties is spectacular and their location is unparalleled.”

The development, which will also deliver seven town houses and a commercial space, is the latest addition to Helmsley Group’s residential portfolio in the city.

The company has developed a range of residential developments in York, including Duncombe Place, Merchants Exchange, Dixons Yard and the largest apartment scheme in the city centre at Westgate.