York development within historic building ‘all sold’

All the homes are now sold at a new residential-led mixed use development in York city centre that has safeguarded the future of a historic Grade II listed former chapel building.

York based development company, S Harrison, transformed Groves Chapel, which sits at the junction of Union Terrace and Wigginton Road, into 16 apartments and a Co-operative Food convenience store. Two homes have been incorporated into the original building and 14 are in a modern, new build extension. Many of the apartments benefit from views of York Minster and secure parking.

David Clancy, development director at S Harrison, said: “This final sale represents a major milestone for Groves Chapel and ultimately marks the development’s completion.

“It’s been a fantastic project to be involved with because the building was deteriorating fast and was considered to be at risk by City of York Council. It required major investment and a lot of work and we’re delighted that it’s now playing a key role in the community again, with a busy convenience store and so many new residents enjoying the high quality, modern homes which are in a sought-after location.”

Groves Chapel was built in the 1880s and was previously owned by York Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, which used it as office and storage space. The money raised from its sale will contribute towards funding the vast programme of work for both York Hospital’s endoscopy department and the extension to its Cardiac Catheterisation Laboratory Suite.