First look: Inside the new apartments built next to York city walls

14 Dec 2020 @ 7.48 pm
| Property

The first apartments are ready at the new Hudson Quarter development in York – and residents could move in next spring.

Opposite York Railway Station, Hudson Quarter includes 127 apartments and 39,000 sq ft of modern office space, set around a new courtyard and landscaped grounds.  

There are three residential buildings and one office building as part of the development.

To mark the heritage of the site, which was home to the city’s first proper station, each of the residential buildings is named after famous railway stations – Waverley, Victoria and Kings.  

Property investors Palace Capital are behind Hudson Quarter. Chief executive Neil Sinclair said: “As we enter the final few months to completion, it’s a great landmark to finish the first apartments. Progress on site has been very good and we are looking forward to welcoming new residents in the spring.  

“Hudson Quarter will be a fantastic addition to York in this brilliant location, with high class design and finishes at the heart of the whole project.”

Help to buy

Another view of the interior

This development is currently the only registered scheme in York city centre that qualifies for the Government’s Help to Buy scheme, with potential buyers urged to take advantage of the scheme in the coming months before the criteria of this initiative changes. 

From March 2021 the cap on York properties will be reduced from £600,000 to £228,000, meaning reservations need to be made quickly to capitalise on the full benefit of Help to Buy.

The exterior and interior of the buildings have been modelled by award winning designers Fuse.

How the finished development should look
The bathroom

Internal features in the premium apartments include instant hot water, quartz stone work surfaces, high-tech shower controls, filtered water taps, wine coolers and pop up extractors.

Since its launch to the market, a number of apartments have been sold ranging from studio apartments to large penthouses with stunning views across York.

Ben Hudson, from Hudson Moody, speaking on behalf of the selling agents, added: “We are really excited to be in the position to welcome people into the new show apartment and let them see first-hand the quality of the build and high specification on offer in this unique setting.”

Joint residential agents for the development are Hudson Moody and Carter Jonas with Caddick Construction the main contractor on the site.