CONTRACTORS have been appointed to redevelop the former Hudson House site in York.

Site owners Palace Capital Plc, have appointed contractors Caddick Construction to carry out a £35 million re-development of the site on Toft Green.

They are planning to build 127 apartments, an office block and commercial unit on the two-acre site.

As previously reported by The Press, the old building, which backs on to the historic Bar Walls, has been demolished.

West Yorkshire-based Caddick will start site preparations next week and will be onsite for about two years, with the whole development due to be completed in 2021.

Neil Sinclair, Chief Executive of Palace Capital Plc, owners of the site said: “Appointing the main contractor is a key landmark in the Hudson Quarter development process.

“We were very impressed with the approach Caddick Construction will take to build our vision and they come with a great reputation, both locally and across the UK.”

Hudson House was designed as the headquarters for the British Rail Eastern Region and built between 1967 and 1970.