The historic City of York is set to embrace a new five-storey residential property, with basement parking, on a derelict site at the junction between Eboracum Way and Layerthorpe.

Eboracum provides a rich vain of history in North Yorkshire, first recorded as a fort and was once known as the largest town in northern Britain and a provincial capital. In the present day, Eboracum has received a new lease of life, with major retail names and commercial developments occupying upcoming area.

Leeds-based Property Investors, Modernistiq Development Ltd, have recently acquired the land and planning permission from Corporate Developers – Tiger Developments, for the development of Eboracum’s first apartment complex. The dwelling will feature a mixture of high quality one-, two- and three-bedroom apartments, presenting sixty-two modern day homes, twenty-eight car parking spaces, seventy-one cycle parking spaces and landscaping amenity spaces.

Our Leeds office, managed by Oliver Wood, have been appointed to this project by Oculis Construction Consultants, as the Approved Inspector, to provide Building Regulations guidance and advice for the design and build of the four-storey residential complex.

“We are in the process of undertaking plan checks and working with the designers and contractors to ensure that the development complies with Building Regulations. I am looking forward to observing the development of the project, it will be exciting to see the build and completion of this property.”

Building Control Surveyor (North), Pete Kelly

Eboracum Way is the part of a greater £200m residential development scheme, which will see seven hundred new homes being built on derelict land of the former Heworth Gasworks site.

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