All homes snapped up at residential project

Property specialist Helmsley Group has says all properties at its Aura housing scheme, in York, have been sold in under four months.

Helmsley said the development, which comprises 14 one and two-bed apartments, has proved particularly popular with first time buyers looking to get on the housing ladder.

The residential scheme is supported by help-to-buy and is located close to York city centre.

Max Reeves, development director at Helmsley Group, said the momentum generated at Aura was especially pleasing given the scheme was launched during lockdown.

He said: “Helmsley is delighted to have been able to achieve such a positive outcome for Aura in a relatively short period of time since launching the scheme to the public in May.

“As a York-based business, we are passionate about doing good for the city and wider region through sustainable development and supporting the local economies in which we operate.

“Clearly, Covid-19 has caused uncertainty and impacted much of society, including the way we live and work.

“However, the residential property market is seeing positive activity and our strategy of launching Aura during lockdown is testament to this and our confidence in the scheme.

“We are proud to have been able to give first-time buyers an opportunity to purchase affordable high-quality housing close to a major city centre and will be looking to bring similar schemes to market over the coming months.”

Aura is next to a national cycle path, so each apartment developed as part of the scheme has secure under-cover bike storage, as well as parking spaces equipped with electric vehicle charging points.