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Two homes remain unsold at £5.5m Bootham Green development
ONLY two homes remain unsold at a £5.5 million housing development at a former York school.
Developers of Bootham Green, the former Shipton Street School site in Clifton, do not expect the three bedroom homes to be available for long, citing the scheme’s design and the area’s popularity combined with a chronic shortage of new-build homes in the city.
The school closed in 2002 and the Bootham Green scheme has been supported by local residents and councillors.
Developers Rushbond Group and Advent Developments will unveil the furnished show home at the development off Newborough Street today at 11am.
Bootham Green, which is being marketed by Hudson Moody Estate Agents, was due to be completed next month, but is now on schedule to be finished by the end of the year with 38 homes including new-build town houses and converted houses within the historic Grade II listed former school buildings.
Ben Hudson, managing partner at Hudson Moody, said: “Bootham Green is the first development of new homes to be built within walking distance of the city centre for more than four years and it is setting very high standards for other developments to follow that are due to start in the city.
“The level of demand that we’ve experienced has been truly phenomenal. As soon as work started we were inundated with inquiries from buyers wanting to reserve properties off-plan which demonstrates how confidence is returning to the property market.”
Speaking on behalf of the developers, Chris Hildreth said: “We’re absolutely delighted with the success of Bootham Green. York is an extremely popular area in which to live, but it has experienced a major lack of development in recent years which has resulted in a shortage of new quality homes.
“However the level of demand at Bootham Green demonstrates that there are plenty of buyers out there just waiting to buy when the property is of the right standard and in a great location and hopefully it will encourage other developments to get off the ground in the area.”
The last two remaining homes are priced from £245,000.
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