The Gas Works is set to become York’s most coveted city centre residential development. Comprising more than 600 new apartments, each finished to the highest specification and affording excellent amenity spaces. The scheme will breathe new life into the derelict, nine-acre brownfield site.
Vincent & Brown were appointed to submit applications for two private residential zones on the site of the former Heworth Green Gas Works. Delivering a new standard of living, the scheme will comprise 215 exceptional homes embedded in a landscape led masterplan, with a high-quality pedestrian and cycle focused environment. The two zones have been designed to complement one another, whilst being distinct in overall aesthetic, with Zone A drawing inspiration from neighbouring Georgian properties, to inspire a contemporary street of vertical townhouse frontages and zone C creating a series of smaller pavilion like buildings overlooking the new neighbourhood green. This central landscaped communal space at the heart of the development offers 2,500sqm of landscaped greenery, children’s play area, exercise trail, allotments for the local community and is planted with over 100 new trees to promote site wide biodiversity.
The apartment buildings are set-back from the street to accommodate expansive lawned gardens, softening the building edges with the landscaped public realm. The gasworks boasts a large number of different apartment types including duplex, dual and triple aspect apartments offer residents a greater choice of property, with a focus on providing excellent amenity spaces through the delivery of private gardens, sculptural projecting and inset balconies, large upper floor terraces alongside a communal landscaped podium and the neighbourhood green. Residents will also have access to on site facilities including a concierge, gym, coffee shop and deli.
Vincent & Brown are appointed to deliver full architectural services on the project gaining Reserved Matters approval in November 2021. The project is due on site mid-2022.
Heworth Green Developments Ltd / North Star IM