DLA is the architect. Credit: via Royal Pilgrim

Oakgate secures Tramways green light

Residential redevelopment of the York working mens’s club site will come with improvements to the adjacent park, where Dick Turpin’s grave is located.

Oakgate, part of the Caddick Group, will bring 35 homes to the Mill Street site following planning consent being given by City of York Council.

DLA Architecture designed the scheme. The professional team also includes Fore Consulting, Purcells, Dudleys, Curtis Ecology, and CSD.

The club closed in 2018, when it became commercially unviable and was sold by its members to Oakgate Group.

Consultation led to a reduction in height and massing for the proposed development, which will be branded as St George’s Terrace.

Richard France, managing director of Oakgate Group said: “It’s great news that Councillors have recognised the benefits that these proposals will bring and approved the plans.

“Our proposals will replace an unattractive building to provide high quality new homes and will also bring major improvements to the vital green space, the Rest Gardens next to it – giving the grave of Dick Turpin the presence and profile it warrants, whilst delivering better amenities for the local residents.”

Work on the site is expected to start later this year.

Oakgate is experienced within York, with projects including work in the Swinegate Quarter and Kings Square, as well as the revitalised Stonebow House.

In 2014 the group completed the £90m Vangarde Shopping Park in York, home to the region’s flagship M&S and a John Lewis that is to be replaced by a Go Outdoors, as reported by Place Yorkshire last week.

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