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The Residence in York is the fastest selling property sites for UK developer

PUBLISHED: 00:00 29 August 2016

PJ Livesey offers buyers the high life at the former Terry's factory in York

PJ Livesey offers buyers the high life at the former Terry's factory in York

Mark Waugh

Specialist developer celebrates record-breaking sales on Bishopthorpe Road in York

PJ Livesey offers buyers the high life at the former Terry's factory in YorkPJ Livesey offers buyers the high life at the former Terry's factory in York

Sales of apartments at the PJ Livesey Group conversion of the former Terry’s Chocolate factory in York have topped £30m, with the first residents now moved in to the converted Grade II listed building.

The scheme on Bishopthorpe Road has been the specialist developer’s fastest selling site anywhere in the UK, with 74 premium properties reserved in just four months.

Sales range from one-bedroom apartments at £189,950 to the largest duplex penthouse apartment, which sold for over a million pounds.

PJ Livesey offers buyers the high life at the former Terry's factory in YorkPJ Livesey offers buyers the high life at the former Terry's factory in York

PJ Livesey director Georgina Livesey said: ‘The building is a heritage asset in the right area and we are delighted by the response of customers.

‘We are obviously watching the market closely following the Brexit vote but there is still a massive shortage of homes in the UK and buyers are looking to invest in quality, in the right location and for the long term.’

The entire top two floors of the east wing have now been reserved – including the most expensive apartment ever sold in York – and penthouses in the west wing have just been released.

The spaces have been designed with dual aspect views over both the racecourse and the city and have an entry level at £549,950, offering a unique opportunity to be part of this stunning development. They will have the same level of specification, high quality of build standard and wide terraces leading from the glamorous living space.

Georgina said: ‘As a company we work with a building and are flexible about the properties we create. We think this latest phase of penthouses will deliver something never seen before in the York market and can’t wait to show people.’

She paid tribute to the specialist teams on site who are transforming the vast building, adding: ‘It’s an ambitious project but is going extremely well and we are on course to complete construction by summer 2017.

‘This is a large building – 198,000 square feet – and the team on site have worked incredibly hard to achieve such a dramatic transformation in such a short space of time.

‘It’s incredibly satisfying when you see a building brought back to life, given new purpose and preserved for years to come.’

PJ Livesey has just released exclusive footage from a drone fly-over which shows the dramatic scale of the building and the far reaching views that can be enjoyed from the penthouse balconies.

The marketing suite is now open seven days a week from 10am to 5pm. To make an appointment to view the show apartments, please call 0800 151 0960. For more information, go to theresidence-york.co.uk

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