The redevelopment of York House will deliver 25 affordable homes
Affordable housing project
Glencar Construction is a contractor that specialises in the creation of high quality turnkey facilities in partnership with some of the UK’s leading developers, occupiers, retailers and logistics businesses.
The redevelopment of York House will deliver 25 affordable homes on a brownfield site in the heavily constrained St Albans & City District. Working on behalf of an affordable housing provider, planning permission was secured following a unanimous committee in summer 2021.
The scheme makes better use of a former car dealership and commercial site, with a four storey building that provides a mixture of 1 and 2 bed affordable rental properties. We had to demonstrate that the pressing housing needs outweighed the loss of commercial floorspace, as well as overcoming local concerns around overdevelopment, loss of amenity and car parking issues.
Following planning permission, we have continued to support the client team by advising on and securing the discharge of conditions to allow construction to commence in 2022.
What they say
We have worked with the team on several projects in the last 4 years, including the relocation of our office HQ, delivery of affordable housing and commercial schemes. The team have secured permission for each project without the need for appeal and have worked diligently to deliver projects against tight timescales with under resourced Local Authorities. This is crucial and has allowed us to swiftly bring forward and build projects and deliver new homes and jobs.