McCarthy & Stone secures first site within York City Walls

McCarthy & Stone, the UK’s leading retirement housebuilder, has been selected as preferred developer by the City of York Council for the redevelopment of Oliver House, Bishophill; Howard Jenkins represented McCarthy & Stone throughout the acquisition process.

Steve Secker, Regional Managing Director for McCarthy and Stone (Northern Region) comments: “We’re delighted that our proposal to introduce specialist Retirement Living apartments onto the site of Oliver House has been accepted by City of York Council. Our plans will breathe new life into the area, improving local housing choice and allow people to retain their independence to enjoy retirement in a safe environment”.

Oliver House is a former elderly persons’ home which the Council had ceased to use as such, 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.