McCarthy & Stone gets approval in York

McCarthy & Stone, the UK’s leading retirement housebuilder, has received the endorsement of the City of York Council’s Planning Department for their proposed redevelopment of Oliver House, Bishophill as 34 high quality ‘Retirement Living’ apartments; Howard Jenkins represented McCarthy & Stone throughout the acquisition process.

Providing a site of 0.5 acre (0.2 hectare), Oliver House is a former elderly persons’ home which the City Council had ceased to use and was keen to encourage its redevelopment. The property is situated within the Bishophill Conservation Area, being a tranquil and popular residential area, overlooking the City Walls close to Victoria Bar gateway and a stone’s throw from the City Centre and York Rail Station.