The redevelopment also includes residential. Credit: via Royal Pilgrim

Oakgate celebrates Stonebow House deals

All commercial space at the Caddick subsidiary’s £17m York redevelopment has been let, with Roxy Ball Room and mydentist due to move in early next year, joining the Co-op.

The redevelopment scheme by Wetherby-based Oakgate Group has seen the original Stonebow House stripped back to its core and remodelled to include 13 apartments, four duplex penthouses and 31,500 sq. ft of retail and leisure space.

mydentist will occupy the unit which was previously the Supersonic Gym and Roxy Ball Room will bring its leisure offer – the 20th under the brand – to the middle of the three commercial units on the ground floor.

Richard France, managing director of Oakgate Group said: “The transformation of Stonebow House is now nearing completion with the occupation of the final two commercial units, bringing more vibrancy and life into the immediate area.

“The revitalised building is providing a new community for residents with retail, leisure and healthcare enabling it to continue to play an important part in York’s varied and historic heritage.”

The Co-op store has been open since August 2021. Now the UK’s largest dental company, with 550 practices, mydentist will offer a full range of services and treatments.

Roxy Leisure chief executive Matthew Jones said: “We are really happy to be working with Oakgate on this project, the building provides the perfect space and location for our 20th site opening in early 2024.”

Stonebow House was built in 1964, following York’s slum clearance programme, and was originally designed by Wells, Hickman & Partners. The design for the rejuvenation of the building was by DLA Architecture.

Part of the Caddick Group, Oakgate was formed in 1995 and has delivered a number of high-profile redevelopments in and around the City of York, including the Swinegate Quarter and Kings Square, as well as the revitalised Stonebow House.

In 2014 the business completed the £90m Vangarde Shopping Park in York, home to the world’s first BREEAM Outstanding department store and the region’s largest M&S.

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