Harrison developers of York have announced that they intend to covert the “largely under-utilised Press site on Walmgate” into student flats “.
“An inward investor – one of the UK’s most respected student accommodation providers – is seeking to provide office accommodation for the 100+ strong Newsquest team, and to create high quality, round-the-clock managed student accommodation to meet an identified demand”.
“If our proposals get the go-ahead, the development will help secure the future of our local paper in the city, further regenerate the Walmgate area and deliver a £35 million boost to York’s economy. We estimate that the build programme alone will create around 200 jobs”.
Harrisons claim to have “been working closely with the council’s planning officers to bring forward a design which is appropriate for the site.
Our ideas are now developed to the stage where we are keen to seek the views of neighbours and other interested parties before we submit a full proposal to the planning committee”.
Harrisons are staging a one day public consultation at the National Centre for Early Music – Monday 20th May, 1pm – 7.30pm.
They will have our plans on show and the design team will be on hand to explain the proposed scheme and to answer questions.
Harrisons conclude by saying “As always, we are positively encouraging feedback”.