St Leonard’s Place development in York is hot property

PUBLISHED: 00:00 30 October 2015

St Leonard's Place at night

St Leonard's Place at night


One of York’s newly restored landmark properties captures buyers’ imagination

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There is increasing excitement surrounding the much anticipated St Leonard’s Place development in York with the release of properties for sale brought forward after the its initial launch. Yorkshire-based property group Rushbond is transforming the Grade II* listed Regency crescent in the city’s cultural heart into five elegant townhouses, 29 grand apartments and six mews homes.

Mark Finch, director of Real Estate at Rushbond, the award-winning property group with an impressive track record for restoring listed buildings, says: ‘St Leonard’s Place, being surrounded by York’s finest buildings and fabulous parks, has such a rich heritage that we hoped it would be of interest to people wanting to live in the heart of the city and it certainly is proving to be.

‘The scheme has undoubtedly captured the imagination of a huge variety of local, regional, national and international buyers, with nearly all of the first release already sold. ‘The nature of the development has meant that we can offer a diverse collection of homes, across a wide range of types, sizes and price, so we have been able to respond to the needs and requirements of a mix of home buyers.

‘It was fitting to hold our launch event at the Yorkshire Museum, another wonderful building in the neighbouring Museum Gardens, attracting key representatives from both York’s and the region’s business community alongside a number of potential buyers.’

Savills in York is marketing the scheme and has now launched the next sales release which includes a further mix of town houses, mews homes and apartments. Tanya Coffey of Savills in York says: ‘Our expectations of interest, given the quality of the property and its location were high, but the level of enquiries we have experienced has surpassed all of our expectations.

‘ With several properties going to best bids, nearly all of the first homes released are now committed, with just a few homes available for reservation.

‘The next release consists of a further mix of amazing homes, including the much anticipated release of a corner apartment in No 1 St Leonard’s Place, as well as apartments within the Museum Street frontage.’

Mark adds: ‘When it was built in Regency times, St Leonard’s Place was designed to be the finest residential address in the North and our plans to restore this status seem to have really been embraced.

St Leonard’s Place is not only a stunning and important group of properties, but it is set within an enviable location with fantastic cultural offerings and amenities right on
its doorstep.’ w

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