ALL the homes have now been sold at a redevelopment which safeguarded the future of a history grade-II listed former chapel building.

York-based developers, S Harrison, transformed Groves Chapel, at the junction of Union Terrace and Wigginton Road, into 16 apartments and a Co-operative store.

Two homes have been incorporated into the original building and 14 are in a new-build extension.

Groves Chapel was previously owned by York Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, which used it as office and storage space. Money raised from its sale will contribute towards funding the work for York Hospital’s endoscopy department and the extension to its Cardiac Catheterisation Laboratory Suite.

David Clancy, development director at S Harrison, said: “It’s been a fantastic project to be involved with because the building was deteriorating fast and was considered to be at risk by City of York Council. It required major investment and a lot of work and we’re delighted that it’s now playing a key role in the community again, with a busy convenience store and so many new residents enjoying the high quality, modern homes which are in a sought-after location.”

S Harrison is currently developing a wide range of new homes at High Stakesby in Whitby and recently developed the Grade II listed Hunter House, which is just 120 metres from York Minster, into apartments.