Houlton Develpoments property at Mill House York, a historic granary mill, formerly occupied by the City of York Council, has been transformed into high-quality, Grade A offices.
Houlton has spent £750,000 on refurbishing the 16,000 sq ft Mill House in North Street by the banks of the River Ouse.
Following this refurbishment, North Yorkshire Police have signed a 30-year lease with Houlton for 4,000 sq ft of prime office space on the ground floor of Mill House.
Leading York property consultancy Lawrence Hannah and London-based agency Behrens Sharp have been appointed to market the remaining space within Mill House.
Miles Lawrence of Lawrence Hannah commented:
“The City of York Council had occupied Mill House since the late 1990s and inevitably it was in need of some tender loving care. The comprehensive refurbishment, which includes full air-conditioning, open plan offices, a brand-new reception area and lift, together with new kitchens and toilets, has created high-specification office space fit for the 21st century.
“Mill House’s location, within the heart of York city centre at the bottom of Micklegate with its junction to Bridge Street, is superb. There is generous and secure on-site parking, with cycle bays, and it is only a five-minute walk to York Station,” he said.
Mr Lawrence explained that there was 12,000 sq ft of office space available within the four-storey building. Suites are available from 2,000 sq ft,
“There has already been strong interest in the remaining space at Mill House, which is not surprising, because this is a special building. The combination of modern offices, with flexible floorplates, within a classic historic setting is extremely attractive,” said Mr Lawrence.
He added: “York has traditionally not been very good at transforming its classic, period buildings into clean, modern open-plan offices. Mill House is an exception, and a remarkable one at that”.