Footwear retailer and company of Connect Yorkshire EIR Stuart Paver, Pavers has provided an update on its plans to extend its York headquarters, with alternative office accommodation in the city now being sought to support its expansion.
Earlier this year, Pavers resubmitted two planning applications to the City of York Council to expand their existing Distribution & Logistics Centre and office accommodation at Northminster Business Park.
Plans were initially submitted last year, but were put on hold after the Distribution and Logistics Centre application was refused by City of York Council’s Planning Committee in November 2022.
Pavers has confirmed the existing office space at its headquarters continues to operate at capacity with a reliance on temporary accommodation at the site.
Due to the uncertainty over when, or if, its plans could be brought forward, and in the context of their urgent need for suitable office accommodation, Pavers has decided to withdraw the application related to the office expansion at the front of Catherine House.
Instead, the company is exploring alternative office accommodation in York to meet the immediate needs of the business.
This approach will allow Pavers to address its immediate and short-term future needs for increased office space, as well as providing the scope and flexibility to review its long-term office requirements once an outcome has been determined on the Distribution and Logistics application.
The proposals for the Distribution and Logistics Centre are expected to be heard by the council in the coming months.
The interim office space and proposed expansion plans for the existing Distribution and Logistics Centre expected to bring an additional 130 skilled jobs to the city.