‘Massive interest’ in new Rougier Street flats

Roman House,  Rougier Street

Roman House, Rougier Street

First published in News

DEVELOPERS behind a project to build new apartments in Rougier Street say they have had “massive interest” before even marketing the properties.

The Skelwith Group last year won planning approval to transform the former Aviva offices at Roman House into 47 apartments.

Architects Brewster Bye have redesigned the building with work to be carried out internally and externally with new windows, roof curtilage and a feature entrance to improve the look of the building and whole area.

Paul Ellis, managing director of Skelwith, said: “We believe that these plans will greatly enhance and rejuvenate this tired building into something that the city can be proud of.

“We strongly believe that the apartments will attract massive interest and capitalise on the strength of the current property market. Even before we have started to market the properties there has been massive interest in them both locally and from further afield.

“York as a city is recognised as benefiting from the ripple affect of the booming London residential market and we expect the apartments to sell quickly.”

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8:37am Tue 21 Jan 14

old_geezer says...

Of course we all know the definition of "curtilage", don't we?
Of course we all know the definition of "curtilage", don't we? old_geezer
  • Score: -6

9:15am Tue 21 Jan 14

whitehorse says...

Fabulous, we'r part of the London residential market. London wages should just about be able to afford a pokey flat in the city. Or better still, absentee landlords can buy them and rent them all to locals for a profit.
Fabulous, we'r part of the London residential market. London wages should just about be able to afford a pokey flat in the city. Or better still, absentee landlords can buy them and rent them all to locals for a profit. whitehorse
  • Score: 11

12:04pm Tue 21 Jan 14

Archiebold the 1st says...

id rather live in Baghdad then there. The only thing that will happen with these are holiday rental apartments ££££££ that will p@ss off anyone else who lives there. imagine the sights looking out on a sat night... pigs in Clingfilm.. then a nice stroll downstairs through beggars bus stop...
id rather live in Baghdad then there. The only thing that will happen with these are holiday rental apartments ££££££ that will p@ss off anyone else who lives there. imagine the sights looking out on a sat night... pigs in Clingfilm.. then a nice stroll downstairs through beggars bus stop... Archiebold the 1st
  • Score: 5

12:06pm Tue 21 Jan 14

Archiebold the 1st says...

imagine the additional revenue from materials and workers getting there via lendal :-)
imagine the additional revenue from materials and workers getting there via lendal :-) Archiebold the 1st
  • Score: 7

12:18pm Tue 21 Jan 14

Oyy you says...

whitehorse wrote:
Fabulous, we'r part of the London residential market. London wages should just about be able to afford a pokey flat in the city. Or better still, absentee landlords can buy them and rent them all to locals for a profit.
Iz you a tad bit jealous of people with brains who make money,
[quote][p][bold]whitehorse[/bold] wrote: Fabulous, we'r part of the London residential market. London wages should just about be able to afford a pokey flat in the city. Or better still, absentee landlords can buy them and rent them all to locals for a profit.[/p][/quote]Iz you a tad bit jealous of people with brains who make money, Oyy you
  • Score: -11

12:26pm Tue 21 Jan 14

Oyy you says...

Archiebold the 1st wrote:
id rather live in Baghdad then there. The only thing that will happen with these are holiday rental apartments ££££££ that will p@ss off anyone else who lives there. imagine the sights looking out on a sat night... pigs in Clingfilm.. then a nice stroll downstairs through beggars bus stop...
Off ya pop then, ya won't be missed........
[quote][p][bold]Archiebold the 1st[/bold] wrote: id rather live in Baghdad then there. The only thing that will happen with these are holiday rental apartments ££££££ that will p@ss off anyone else who lives there. imagine the sights looking out on a sat night... pigs in Clingfilm.. then a nice stroll downstairs through beggars bus stop...[/p][/quote]Off ya pop then, ya won't be missed........ Oyy you
  • Score: -2

1:31pm Tue 21 Jan 14

Archiebold the 1st says...

Oyy you wrote:
Archiebold the 1st wrote: id rather live in Baghdad then there. The only thing that will happen with these are holiday rental apartments ££££££ that will p@ss off anyone else who lives there. imagine the sights looking out on a sat night... pigs in Clingfilm.. then a nice stroll downstairs through beggars bus stop...
Off ya pop then, ya won't be missed........
Obviously a tad thick... give it another read... it would be my preference you prawn.
[quote][p][bold]Oyy you[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Archiebold the 1st[/bold] wrote: id rather live in Baghdad then there. The only thing that will happen with these are holiday rental apartments ££££££ that will p@ss off anyone else who lives there. imagine the sights looking out on a sat night... pigs in Clingfilm.. then a nice stroll downstairs through beggars bus stop...[/p][/quote]Off ya pop then, ya won't be missed........[/p][/quote]Obviously a tad thick... give it another read... it would be my preference you prawn. Archiebold the 1st
  • Score: 7

2:14pm Tue 21 Jan 14

whitehorse says...

Oyy you wrote:
whitehorse wrote:
Fabulous, we'r part of the London residential market. London wages should just about be able to afford a pokey flat in the city. Or better still, absentee landlords can buy them and rent them all to locals for a profit.
Iz you a tad bit jealous of people with brains who make money,
I'm certainly not jealous of you- cretin!
[quote][p][bold]Oyy you[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]whitehorse[/bold] wrote: Fabulous, we'r part of the London residential market. London wages should just about be able to afford a pokey flat in the city. Or better still, absentee landlords can buy them and rent them all to locals for a profit.[/p][/quote]Iz you a tad bit jealous of people with brains who make money,[/p][/quote]I'm certainly not jealous of you- cretin! whitehorse
  • Score: 0

2:15pm Tue 21 Jan 14

york_chap says...

Funny how it only ever seems to be the ugly, pokey and/or badly-located new developments that seek publicity in the Press by stating that they're "sought after" or are "experiencing high demand".

You'd have to either have no local knowledge, be very desperate or a landlord with no interest in tenants' quality of life to buy one of these places. I imagine they'll be marketed as 'luxury' or 'executive' apartments; just a shame they're not in a luxury or executive location.
Funny how it only ever seems to be the ugly, pokey and/or badly-located new developments that seek publicity in the Press by stating that they're "sought after" or are "experiencing high demand". You'd have to either have no local knowledge, be very desperate or a landlord with no interest in tenants' quality of life to buy one of these places. I imagine they'll be marketed as 'luxury' or 'executive' apartments; just a shame they're not in a luxury or executive location. york_chap
  • Score: 8

2:21pm Tue 21 Jan 14

york_chap says...

Also, I'd like to point out that it's a ripple Effect, not a ripple Affect of the London housing market and secondly; that it doesn't matter anyway because said ripple effect is a load of old b*llocks. I swear estate-agents' and developers' bull gets more ridiculous with every new development that comes along.

Yes, they'd like to have everyone believe that York is a commuter town of London, so they can price small flats at £400,000 each; but it isn't and they can't.
Also, I'd like to point out that it's a ripple Effect, not a ripple Affect of the London housing market and secondly; that it doesn't matter anyway because said ripple effect is a load of old b*llocks. I swear estate-agents' and developers' bull gets more ridiculous with every new development that comes along. Yes, they'd like to have everyone believe that York is a commuter town of London, so they can price small flats at £400,000 each; but it isn't and they can't. york_chap
  • Score: 12

2:56pm Tue 21 Jan 14

Rocking Horse says...

Not a peep out of Alexander or Simpson-Laing - why ?

Because the scheme is not subject to their affordable (social) housing rules, that's why.

They should be pleased that this development is providing much needed homes, jobs and growth, but, if it doesn't have social housing, they ain't interested.

This scheme shows that the affordable rules are a drag/inhibitor on development, and that the odd few sites that have come forward have been flashes in the pan; the exception, not the rule !
Not a peep out of Alexander or Simpson-Laing - why ? Because the scheme is not subject to their affordable (social) housing rules, that's why. They should be pleased that this development is providing much needed homes, jobs and growth, but, if it doesn't have social housing, they ain't interested. This scheme shows that the affordable rules are a drag/inhibitor on development, and that the odd few sites that have come forward have been flashes in the pan; the exception, not the rule ! Rocking Horse
  • Score: 6

5:01pm Tue 21 Jan 14

Oyy you says...

whitehorse wrote:
Oyy you wrote:
whitehorse wrote:
Fabulous, we'r part of the London residential market. London wages should just about be able to afford a pokey flat in the city. Or better still, absentee landlords can buy them and rent them all to locals for a profit.
Iz you a tad bit jealous of people with brains who make money,
I'm certainly not jealous of you- cretin!
Didn't say me u idiot plank......
[quote][p][bold]whitehorse[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Oyy you[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]whitehorse[/bold] wrote: Fabulous, we'r part of the London residential market. London wages should just about be able to afford a pokey flat in the city. Or better still, absentee landlords can buy them and rent them all to locals for a profit.[/p][/quote]Iz you a tad bit jealous of people with brains who make money,[/p][/quote]I'm certainly not jealous of you- cretin![/p][/quote]Didn't say me u idiot plank...... Oyy you
  • Score: -1

5:02pm Tue 21 Jan 14

Oyy you says...

Archiebold the 1st wrote:
Oyy you wrote:
Archiebold the 1st wrote: id rather live in Baghdad then there. The only thing that will happen with these are holiday rental apartments ££££££ that will p@ss off anyone else who lives there. imagine the sights looking out on a sat night... pigs in Clingfilm.. then a nice stroll downstairs through beggars bus stop...
Off ya pop then, ya won't be missed........
Obviously a tad thick... give it another read... it would be my preference you prawn.
****......
[quote][p][bold]Archiebold the 1st[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Oyy you[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Archiebold the 1st[/bold] wrote: id rather live in Baghdad then there. The only thing that will happen with these are holiday rental apartments ££££££ that will p@ss off anyone else who lives there. imagine the sights looking out on a sat night... pigs in Clingfilm.. then a nice stroll downstairs through beggars bus stop...[/p][/quote]Off ya pop then, ya won't be missed........[/p][/quote]Obviously a tad thick... give it another read... it would be my preference you prawn.[/p][/quote]****...... Oyy you
  • Score: -3

8:01pm Tue 21 Jan 14

oi oi savaloy says...

as long as they are told that they buy the 'flats' and are not allowed to complain about the rowdy nightlife that goes on until daybreak over the road!!?? who in their right mind would by a flat opposite that war zone ??
as long as they are told that they buy the 'flats' and are not allowed to complain about the rowdy nightlife that goes on until daybreak over the road!!?? who in their right mind would by a flat opposite that war zone ?? oi oi savaloy
  • Score: 3

3:09am Wed 22 Jan 14

Magicman! says...

I still hold my belief this would be far more beneficial if it was for university students, instead of them taking up private rent family houses in various random suburbs with poorer links to the universities.

As these are likely to become 'posh' apartments, I think there's only one likely class of person who will buy them:- Londoners looking for a weekend bolthole. Being so close to the railway station, such people would be able to commute with ease to the big city whilst leaving an empty building during the week.... and at the same time reducing the housing supply and by consequence pushing up house prices.
I still hold my belief this would be far more beneficial if it was for university students, instead of them taking up private rent family houses in various random suburbs with poorer links to the universities. As these are likely to become 'posh' apartments, I think there's only one likely class of person who will buy them:- Londoners looking for a weekend bolthole. Being so close to the railway station, such people would be able to commute with ease to the big city whilst leaving an empty building during the week.... and at the same time reducing the housing supply and by consequence pushing up house prices. Magicman!
  • Score: 3

9:42am Wed 22 Jan 14

Archiebold the 1st says...

Oyy you wrote:
Archiebold the 1st wrote:
Oyy you wrote:
Archiebold the 1st wrote: id rather live in Baghdad then there. The only thing that will happen with these are holiday rental apartments ££££££ that will p@ss off anyone else who lives there. imagine the sights looking out on a sat night... pigs in Clingfilm.. then a nice stroll downstairs through beggars bus stop...
Off ya pop then, ya won't be missed........
Obviously a tad thick... give it another read... it would be my preference you prawn.
****......
keyboard warrior drainbag.... do everyone a favour...
[quote][p][bold]Oyy you[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Archiebold the 1st[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Oyy you[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Archiebold the 1st[/bold] wrote: id rather live in Baghdad then there. The only thing that will happen with these are holiday rental apartments ££££££ that will p@ss off anyone else who lives there. imagine the sights looking out on a sat night... pigs in Clingfilm.. then a nice stroll downstairs through beggars bus stop...[/p][/quote]Off ya pop then, ya won't be missed........[/p][/quote]Obviously a tad thick... give it another read... it would be my preference you prawn.[/p][/quote]****......[/p][/quote]keyboard warrior drainbag.... do everyone a favour... Archiebold the 1st
  • Score: 1

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