As seen from a drone, Helmsley's scheme sits in an established neighbourhood. Credit: via Aberfield

Helmsley completes York resi

Offering 48 apartments, the Luna development on Fifth Avenue near Tang Hall Lane has been created through the conversion of the Cherry Tree House care home.

The care home closed in 2020, following a strategic review by the NHS, with Helmsley then taking the site on for a development of 48 one-bedroom apartments.

Helmsley said that the development is proving popular with both residential buyers and buy-to-let investors. It is within walking distance of the city centre and benefits from private parking, individual gardens and superfast hyperoptic broadband.

Each apartment has secure under-cover bike storage, as well as access to parking spaces equipped with EV charging points.

All flats are one-bedroom. Credit: via Aberfield

Tom Riddolls, development surveyor at Helmsley Group, said: “Through the Luna development, Helmsley Group is delivering much needed residential accommodation for people in York and beyond, as well as broader benefits for the city, its environment and economy.”

Max Reeves, development director at Helmsley Group, added: “With high, and ever-increasing, demand for housing and rental accommodation in and around York, these change of use projects are an ideal way to maximise the potential of existing property and give more people the opportunity to live close to the city centre.

“We are proud to have transformed this underutilised site and vacant building to create space for a new York community to grow and flourish.”

In York city centre, Helmsley is behind the ambitious Coney Street Riverside masterplan, which is aiming to bring 250,000 sq ft of retail, leisure, commercial and residential space and revamp public realm in what has historically been a fragmented, incoherent part of the central area.

Both in that area and elsewhere, the group is also pushing on with a range of projects to bring residential to under-used upper floors within the city’s retail core.

All flats have gardens. Credit: via Aberfield

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