THE former New Look store in York's Parliament Street is all set for a new look.

The building at 4-6 Parliament Street, next to Barclays bank, is set to become holiday lets, although the ground floor and basement will still be used as a shop.

Currently, the site is occupied by The Vintage Store which opened in September.

Under plans before the city council, the building would be renovated and turned into 21 self catered accommodation units, with a roof terrace.

The scheme has been drawn up by York architects Vincent & Brown who specialise in residential, commercial and heritage buildings.

The firm has submitted a planning application (ref 21/02263/FUL) for change of use from retail to holiday let accommodation at first, second and third floors with associated external alterations to include an extension, roof terrace, walkway and new entrance at ground floor.

York Press: How the new building will look, with its mix of retail space and holiday letsHow the new building will look, with its mix of retail space and holiday lets

In its design and access statement to planners, the architects say the building is within the York

Central Historic Core Conservation Area and is flanked on two sides by Grade II listed buildings.

The architects are working on behalf of their clients, Grantside (North Star One) Ltd.

As reported in The Press last month, these two York property companies want to reconfigure the 15,530 sq ft building to maximise its potential and to give it a sustainable long-term future.

One of their first moves was to bring in The Vintage Store, which is proving popular with shoppers.

Steve Davis, CEO of Grantside, told The Press in September: “When we bought this building, our aim was to give new life to it, both in the short and long-term. Having The Vintage Store move in will achieve this and will bring something different to the city centre, as we explore longer-term options for the whole site."

These longer term plans are now laid bare in the planning application, which you can view - and comment upon - on the council's website at: