A new dentist is moving into York city centre, completing the ‘transformation’ of a landmark building.
A mydentist surgery will soon open in Stonebow House, occupying the unit which was previously the Supersonic Gym.
As previously reported, the Roxy Ball Room pub is also moving into Stonebow House after it was granted a licence in September.
Roxy Ball Room will occupy the middle of the three commercial units on the ground floor of the building. It will be Leeds-based Roxy Leisure’s 20th site under the ball room brand.
With the Co-op store open since August 2021, it means all the commercial space at the revamped Stonebow House has now been let.
Wetherby-based Oakgate Group regenerated the building, which also included repurposing the office space into luxury apartments. The flats are all sold and fully occupied.
Mydentist is the UK’s largest dental care provider and has 550 practices across the UK. It will offer a full range of services and treatments, helping with York’s shortage of dental capacity.
The news comes days after City of York Council said that York had ‘reached breaking point’ over the severe shortage of dentists.
Supersonic Gym, which opened in February 2019, closed this spring.
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 Yorks varied and historic heritage.”
Stonebow House was built in 1964, following York’s slum clearance programme, and was originally designed by Wells, Hickman and Partners.
It has had a chequered history in the eyes of York residents and the design for the rejuvenation of the building were by DLA Architecture.
The £17m redevelopment scheme 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.