Pure Block Management adds prestigious York developments to portfolio

Yorkshire property firm Pure Block Management continues to expand its activities in York, having taken on the management of a further three sought-after residential developments in the city in recent weeks. 

The firm is part of Hull-headquartered Garness Group, which welcomed York-based commercial property specialist Barry Crux & Company under its umbrella in November 2023. 

The latest additions to Pure Block Management’s portfolio include the award-winning former St. Joseph’s Convent development on Lawrence Street, close to the city walls. 

The development of nine apartments and five houses is an important part of York’s ecclesiastical history, with the Grade II listed buildings on the site dating back to the 1870s, when they became home to a branch of nuns called the Poor Clare Colettines. 

The other York properties now part of Pure Block Management’s client base are the Piccadilly Loft apartments – a block of 10 high-quality apartments within the city walls – and an attractive development of six modern apartments in Hebdon Court in Acomb. 

Pure Block Management has taken over management of all aspects of the three developments, from arranging day-to-day repairs and planned maintenance of communal areas, car parks and grounds to taking care of financial and legal matters including service charge collection.

Pure Block Management director Liam Parker said: “We’re delighted to be taking on responsibility for developments of such high quality in York and working with local award-winning property developers.

“We feel our expertise in managing listed and historic properties will make us an ideal management firm for many of the city’s distinctive developments.

“Our industry knowledge and our proactive, professional approach has made us one of the leaders in our sector in Yorkshire, where we manage over 120 residential blocks and complexes of all types and sizes. 

“Our unique and personal approach helps us stand out from the rest and provides great comfort to owners and occupiers of the properties we manage.”