Main contractor appointed on prestigious £35m Hudson Quarter development in York

Palace Capital plc has appointed Caddick Construction as main contractor for the £35 million construction of luxury mixed-use development Hudson Quarter in York City Centre.

The two-acre development on the site of the former Hudson House, opposite York Railway station, will be transformed into a vibrant new community featuring 127 apartments, 34,500 sq ft of Grade-A office space, 5,000 sq ft of other commercial uses and car parking located in four buildings around a landscaped garden.

It is owned by Palace Capital plc, a Main Market listed property investment company with assets predominantly outside London.

West Yorkshire based Caddick Construction will start site preparations next week and will be onsite for around two years, with the whole development due for completion in 2021. The firm was appointed following an extensive and competitive tendering process.

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 out our vision and they come with a great reputation, both locally and throughout the UK.”

Andrew Murray, Managing Director of Caddick Construction commented:

“This is a prestigious development in the heart of York city centre so we feel very privileged to be part of this development. The Caddick team is looking forward to the next two years where we will see new life being breathed into Hudson Quarter.

He added: “Its location is unique and very sustainable with its close proximity to the train station; it all bodes well for the community that is going to put its roots down here which is important for future prosperity of the city centre and its residents.”

The demolition of the former Hudson House building was completed towards the end of last year and sales on the luxury apartments will be launched later this year.