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Construction Projects In York: What’s Going On
People in York will probably see quite a few scaffolding erectors in the city over the coming months, as there are all sorts of different construction projects about to get underway. Here is quick rundown of what you can expect to see in the township in the near future.
Buckingham Group has been picked as the contractor to see this scheme through to fruition, with the project including a new IMAX Cineworld cinema that will boast 13 screens, with retail units and a restaurant to be a feature as well. The scheme will also see a new 8,000 seat stadium built for York City FC and York Knights RCFC, as well as a leisure complex featuring a swimming pool, gym and sports hall.
Construction is set to begin on York’s first city centre chocolate factory 50 years, with the York Cocoa Works set to take over an old Job Centre Plus building. It will be both a chocolate production site as well as a chocolate academy and development centre, the brainchild of entrepreneur Sophie Jewett who owns chocolate business York Cocoa House on Blake Street.
According to the York Press, construction companies are now being invited to meet SES Engineering Services about contracts relating to the redevelopment of The Guildhall. Interserve was appointed earlier this year to carry out the transformation of the site into a civic and business venue of international repute.
The 500-year-old Red Tower near Navigation Road is due to be transformed, with a ground floor café to be included, an upstairs meeting space and room for outdoor events and a community growing bed.
Chairman of the Red Tower CIC Barry Beckwith was quoted by the York Press as saying: “The project has been strongly supported every step of the way by our many partners including the City of York council, helping to make it happen. We are also grateful to the funding bodies who have assisted with very generous financial support.”
The garden village of New Earswick in York will soon be home to a new extra care village called New Lodge, which will consist of 149 separate units of one and two-bed apartments as well as care suites. The project is expected to be completed in 2021 and will also see the demolition of Red Lodge, the current care facility on the site. A multiuse games area will also be relocated.
The city council has agreed to provide £20 million to create new affordable homes in the city, a deal that will also see £80 million put to one side to improve and repair the existing council homes. Newbury Avenue will see five new one-bed bungalows constructed, while Chaloner’s Road will welcome six two-bed houses for families.