York Central Masterplan wins Architects’ Journal award

Aerial view of York Central site

The York Central masterplan, developed by Allies and Morrison has been named the best masterplan in the AJ Architecture Awards.

According to the judges, the scheme has the bone structure to become better than King’s Cross, a scheme that was also masterplanned by Allies and Morrison

The plan takes in the 46 hectare site including the railway station and the National Railway Museum. It proposes a new park, up to 2,500 homes and 90,000m2 of offices, shops and hotels. It does this whilst ensuring the area is suitable for sustainable urban and economic developemt

The judges said: ‘The proposal builds on Allies and Morrison’s King’s Cross Central masterplan, which had to deal with similar challenges, and then improves it. The proposed linear park will be a gamechanger for York. It responds to all the demands and needs of all the stakeholders and gives back to the wider area. It will be transformational for the city.’