Major demolition works at a site in the centre of York have been successfully completed, paving the way for a new development.

Bdaily reported on the works, which saw demolition firm Squibb Group bring down Hudson House, a 103,000 sq ft office building.

In its place, developers are planning a new mixed-use complex, known as the Hudson Quarter development. It will feature 34,500 sq ft of Grade A office space, 127 luxury apartments and 5,000 sq ft of commercial space.

There will be four buildings set around a landscaped courtyard, with a link to the train station also part of the plans from developer Palace Capital.

Neil Sinclair, chief executive at the company, told the news provider: “The completion of the complex demolition process heralds a key landmark for the project and demonstrates our commitment to delivering the development for completion in early 2021.”

With large-scale demolitions, bringing the structures down is only part of the job – the other is removing the remaining material from the site. You need to buy a heavy duty crusher to help break down the rubble.

Construction is not due to start on the Hudson Quarter development until February, allowing plenty of time for the site to be cleared ready for building work to begin.

This may not be the only major development happening in York in the coming years. The York Press recently revealed proposals for a new business park, which would cover a 79 acre site and could provide up to 2,000 jobs if it is given the go ahead.