Plans lodged for nearly 400 apartments at former gasworks

Proposals have been submitted for a build-to-rent development on the former Heworth gasworks site, in York.

Moda Living, part of the locally based Caddick Group, has lodged a Reserved Matters planning application, following the granting of outline approval for the whole site in 2020.

The plans include 392 new homes in a mix of studio, one two and three-bed homes, along with amenity spaces including private dining rooms, a gym and fitness centre, a cinema room and a 24-hour concierge.

Leeds-based architect, Fuse Studios, has designed the four to six storey buildings on this part of the site. The proposed design concept draws upon the traditional industrial mill buildings in the region.

Moda Living chief executive, Johnny Caddick, said: “As a Yorkshire-based family business, we are very excited to bring this new generation of rental living to York.

“We will have a long-term involvement in the neighbourhood and so it is crucial we develop and operate it to the highest standards.

“Our ethos is to put the needs of residents in everything we do and so we offer deposit and fee-free living, encourage wellness in both physical and mental health and run a regular programme of events for residents, designed around their interests and demands,  to build a community they love being a part of.

“Submitting the plans is a real landmark on our journey to bring this new lifestyle offering to York.”

If approved, works could start early next year, adding to the £1.5bn of Moda Living projects on site across the UK.

The 10-acre former Heworth gasworks site will be remediated later this year and, as well as the new Moda Living community, also includes a masterplan with 215 other homes by North Star and Heworth Green developments, a new neighbourhood park and extensive landscaping.