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.”