York development company Northminster Ltd is set to submit a planning application to the City of York later this month for the development of a £25m hotel and apartments scheme close to York city centre.
The 50,000 sq ft scheme, comprising 42,000 sq ft for the hotel and around 7,900 of apartments, is known as Piccadilly Riverside and has been developed in two years of pre-planning discussions with City of York planners, the York city architect and Historic England, the public body which looks after England’s historic environment.
Piccadilly Riverside is proposed for 46-50 Piccadilly, the site of a former Polar garage which is now an NCP car park and Infinity Motorcycles accessory shop, which has been owned by key figures at Northminster Ltd since 1978 and they believe the proposed scheme could be a catalyst for the long-anticipated regeneration of Piccadilly and historic castle area.
Northminster Limited managing director, George Burgess, said: “Piccadilly is the Cinderella of main arterial routes into York city centre. It has a fantastic setting next to the River Foss, with huge potential, but badly needs bringing up to the standard which residents and visitors to the city have a right to expect which is long overdue.
“Our proposed scheme will replace unattractive, run-down buildings with an exciting new scheme which will contribute towards the local economy for tourism, business and ‘city living’ homes.”
The plans for Piccadilly Riverside will be on display for public consultation at the Hilton Hotel, Tower Street, York, between 3pm and 7pm on Wednesday 25 January.