CG rendering of the North Street hotel development.
Jane Imrie

Plans submitted for new zero carbon hotel in York

A planning application for a new zero carbon hotel development in York has been submitted to the city’s council.

Developer Helmsley Group has put forward proposals for a new hotel on the derelict Mill House car park site off North Street.

Aimed at business and tourism visitors to the city, the hotel will comprise 99 rooms and aims to kickstart an associated programme of wider public realm upgrades nearby, including public spaces and landscaping.

Max Reeves, development director at Helmsley Group, commented: “Helmsley Group is excited about the opportunity to enhance an underutilised space and create a building of architectural and environmental high standards that will make a positive contribution to the surrounding area and wider city economy.

“The proposed hotel will have no onsite food or beverage facilities meaning all guests will spend their money at the fantastic variety of hospitality and leisure locations York has to offer, helping to support city centre businesses at a time when they need it most.”

Fiona Lomas, senior consultant at sustainability planning and development consultancy Turley, added: “In line with the UK Green Building Council Net Zero Carbon Framework the development will offset its construction carbon and is reducing operational emissions by almost 50% using the latest carbon factors.

“Remaining operational energy demands can be met using appropriate off-site renewable energy supplies procured by the operator so that the development achieves net zero carbon in operation.”

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