Archbishop of York breaks ground on prestigious Hudson Quarter development
The Archbishop of York, Dr John Sentamu, has conducted a ceremonial groundbreaking on the Hudson Quarter site, in Central York to herald construction work starting.
The Palace Capital plc owned site, located just off Toft Green, is being transformed into new apartments, office space and landscaped grounds which will create vibrant a new quarter in the heart of the City.
The two-acre development on the site of the former Hudson House includes 127 luxury apartments, 34,500 sq ft of Grade-A office space and 5,000 sq ft of other commercial uses, located in four buildings around a landscaped central courtyard. Caddick Construction is the main contractor and is onsite now.
Completion is expected by in spring 2021.
Neil Sinclair, CEO of Palace Capital plc, said: “This is a major development for York and we are proud to have the Archbishop with us to formally start the construction work.
He added: “Hudson Quarter will be a luxury new development in one of the best locations in the City and represents a major investment and commitment to York.”
The Archbishop of York, Dr John Sentamu said: “I was delighted to conduct a ceremonial ground breaking ceremony at Hudson Quarter. It signals work is starting on this ambitious development in the heart of York that will provide a high quality new place for people to live and work. This site has been under-utilised for many years and these plans will breathe new life into the area. The proposals have a wow factor and I look forward to seeing it being built over the next two years.”
Andrew Murray, Managing Director of Caddick Construction commented:
“Caddick Construction is delighted to be here today to be part of this ground-breaking ceremony that will see a dormant site brought back to life in the heart of York.
He added: “Now that the Caddick team are on site they are eager to start on the visual transformation of the Hudson Quarter, providing much-needed quality homes, offices and commercial space. Its position right next to the railway station also means it is very sustainable and will quickly become a city landmark seen by the thousands of commuters who use the station every day.”
Construction follows full demolition of the previous buildings on the site, which were originally the British Rail offices.
Hudson Quarter will also include a new landscaped link from the railway station, opposite the site, through to Toft Green.
View the event on That’s York TV