York Central brought to life with new flythrough

A new flythrough video has been unveiled revealing what the York Central site could look like, transforming one of the largest city centre brownfield sites in the UK.


The video, produced by Arup, gives a taste of what the ambitious development would bring to York. The footage follows one of the key routes through the first phases of residential development, the National Railway Museum’s South Yard, the boulevard within the new central business district and into the new public square.


It brings to life the walkway that would open up the National Railway Museum’s South Yard to local people and to extend the new park that forms the central feature of the site.


Tamsin Hart-Jones, project lead from York Central Partnership, said: “It’s great to be able to bring the plans to life in a different way and show the kind of vision we have and are working towards.


“This new footage captures some of the core elements we have been focusing on, specifically creating and connecting communities and establishing vibrant neighbourhoods through a mix of uses and different types of public spaces, to bring this area of the city to life.”


The new visual comes as the City of York Council begins the process of selecting a construction contractor to deliver the first phase of the site infrastructure works, with the stage 1 tender documentation opening for submissions week commencing 18th February.