York-based developers North Star, in partnership with York Archaeological Trust and Vincent & Brown, plan to demolish three buildings on Rougier Street in the city centre. The proposal will regenerate this key gateway into the City Center, include a two-year archaeological dig and a world class Roman visitors attraction, in an iconic new building.
A complex site assembly has successfully occurred to enable the delivery of the most significant building in the recent history of York. The properties currently comprise occupied office and leisure related buildings located in a key, gateway area in the heart of the city center. The vision is to deliver a mixed-use scheme anchored by a substantial World Class visitor attraction alongside offices, retail, residential and leisure uses. It will result in a transformation of the whole area with better public realm and more activity in this part of the city center.
A complex site has successfully occurred to enable the delivery of the most significant building in the recent history of York. Planning has been submitted for this landmark development in central York. Planning is expected early Q2 2020 with a launch of Yorks most desirable, high tech, amenity rich apartments to be launched in the Summer of 2020.
Three buildings on Rougier Street – Northern House, Rougier House and Society Bar – will be replaced with the iconic new building that will also use cutting edge sustainable technology and features. York Archeological Trust, which developed the JORVIK Viking Center following the Coppergate dig in the late 1970s and early 1980s, will conduct a two year dig of the site, prior to building work starting. The dig will be one of the largest of its kind in the UK, and is expected to be especially significant given the waterlogged ground conditions which preserved so much organic matter at Coppergate. With artefacts expected to date from 2000 years ago, and trial pits revealing the potential for major discoveries, significant Roman finds will be displayed in the new basement visitor attraction.