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28/02/2019

Derelict site in York set for £200m transformation

Heworth Green redevelopment

A £200 million Gross Development Value (GDV) scheme is set to transform a derelict nine-acre former gasworks site in York into a new neighbourhood of about 700 new homes.

Private rental housing operator Moda Living and its joint venture partner Apache Capital Partners have partnered with North Star to deliver the scheme. 

Subject to planning consent, the 10-year vacant brownfield site will be developed into a new residential community including retail space and community use.

The masterplan is designed to reconnect the existing surrounding neighbourhoods by adding extensive public realm and introducing new pedestrian and cycle links.

The plans include 450 homes designed for rent, which Moda will own and operate, plus 260 homes that will be developed by North Star for sale. The Moda apartments will range from studios to three-bed homes, with secure long-term tenancies of up to five years.

Tony Brooks, managing director at Moda, said: “We look forward to contributing to York’s future heritage by providing high-quality homes for rent within the wider regeneration of a derelict and neglected site.”

Residents at Heworth Green will be able to use the MyModa app as a digital door key and to pay bills online.  

The plans will be discussed at a public consultation on 6 March.

Image credit | Moda Living and Apache Capital Partners 

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