Roman House

Roman House is a city-centre office block which has been empty for three years and will now be redeveloped after being acquired by a Skelwith Ventures Ltd property investment firm.


Roman House, in Rougier Street, has been vacant since Aviva moved staff out of the 35,000sq ft building in September 2010.

Skelwith Ventures has not yet revealed what it plans to do with the building, though said it will work to “enhance the existing design” rather than look at demolishing the site.

Roman House is a high-profile building in the centre of York which has massive potential.

Skelwiths plans will be to transform the building through clever design and renovation as that part of the city has undergone a renaissance in recent years.

The new council offices, Cedar Court Grand and various other buildings have all helped to improve the look of the area and Roman House will be one of the last pieces in the jigsaw to complement these.

Grosvenor Financial Consultants will provide the funding, as it has done with Raithwaite Hall, the Skelwith Group’s hotel near Whitby.