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Regeneration Project Unveiled in York

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Local developers, Helmsley Group, have revealed their plans for a mixed-use project in York's Coney Street area.

The York-based developers aim to create leisure, commercial and residential spaces in their 250,000 sq ft plans.

Coney Street Riverside, as the regeneration project has been dubbed, is anticipated to be put forward to the city council later this autumn.

Members have been invited to contribute their opinions on the project between 12th September and 3rd October.

Max Reeves, development director at Helmsley Group, said: "Our Coney Street Riverside plans are the culmination of a strategic programme of site assembly over the past three years.

"We're now ready to share our vision to sustainably redevelop this historic thoroughfare into the social heart of York, creating a new public realm for the city, while ensuring the history and heritage of the area is not just recognised, but honoured and protected."

He added: "This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to sensitively preserve Coney Street's story, while blending new architecture seamlessly with the area's unique historical and cultural heritage for future generations to enjoy and benefit from.

"Our vision is to create an accessible, welcoming and vibrant city centre destination for visitors and the local community to enjoy and for Coney Street Riverside to act as a positive catalyst for city-wide inward investment."

A statement provided by Coney Street Riverside said: "Led by long established York business Helmsley Group and working closely with partners and stakeholders, we aim to enhance York's unique character by creatively linking the riverside with the high street in ways which surprise, delight and entertain."