Furniture business eyes up new store in York

Fitted furniture business Hammonds is set to open a new store in York.

According to a planning application to York City Council, Hammonds will take over the former Evans Cycles store at Monks Cross, which is situated at Julia Avenue in Huntington.

Detailed in the plans, Hammonds will undergo a complete refurb that will see an extra mezzanine area for the store amid other changes including to install block paving to improve disabled access and refresh the look of the front of the store.

The plans state: “To amend the external elevations of the above unit together with a small additional mezzanine area of 15.5 sq m and extension of the existing block paving across an existing parking bay to facilitate disabled access to the new shop front.

“This follows Hammonds Furniture taking over the former Evans Cycle unit; they now wish to refresh and revitalise the store including its appearance as shown on the submitted plans. Part of this also involves moving the store entrance to better suit their internal layout.

“It is considered the proposed elevations, particularly the front elevation, are an improvement on the existing situation because the front elevation is better balanced and provides additional glazing and therefore activity to the frontage.”

The plans are currently under review by the council.

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