• 16 July 2020
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Work is set to begin in the coming weeks to transform the vacant Heworth gasworks site in York into a vibrant new community, with Tolent appointed to start the remediation and infrastructure works that will pave the way for over 600 new homes.

York-based developer North Star gained planning approval in March to transform this 9-acre brownfield site into a residential development including a community hub and a new neighbourhood park.  A large part of the site will be for private rented homes with the remainder being traditional apartments. 

The initial works include replacing the existing gas infrastructure, putting the main gas pipe underground, completing the groundworks and remediation to then allow the construction of the apartments to start. 

A spokesperson for North Star commented: “We are really excited to finally start work on this complex site.  Our vision will create new homes, park and community hub that will open up this derelict industrial site and create much needed high-quality new homes. 

“Even in these uncertain economic times, we retain our strong commitment to delivering on this site and starting work on this site confirms this.”

Rick Halton, regional director for Tolent, added: “We’re delighted to be helping North Star get started on what is set to be a fantastic new development in York. Our team will be on site in August and we look forward to handing the site over in late spring 2021.”

National contractor Tolent is currently on a number of sites throughout Yorkshire creating new homes, supported living and student apartments for a number of clients.