Views Welcomed on York Central at November Events

York Central Engagement Events

 

Four public events will take place during November for people to find out more about progress at York Central and give their feedback on the next stages, including a proposed Government Hub and new public square.

Members of the public and businesses across York are invited to join public engagement events later this month to offer their views and provide feedback on the next phases of the York Central regeneration project.

The engagement events will give attendees the opportunity to meet the team behind York Central, ask questions and discuss the project over a series of three in-person events and one online webinar.

Focusing on creating York Central’s proposed Government Hub and shaping and realising ongoing plans for The Square, the events aim to set out what is possible and listen to ideas of what people would like to see in future development.

The scheme’s plans include opportunities for a new office quarter, new residential neighbourhoods, an expanded and enhanced National Railway Museum, improvements to York Railway Station, and a network of vibrant public Squares with routes linking to surrounding neighbourhoods and York City Centre. Latest suggestions for the proposed Government Hub and The Square mark a significant step in creating this vision.

Mike Goulding, Interim Project Director on behalf of Homes England and Network Rail, says, “York Central provides a major opportunity to realise the significant ambition for economic and housing growth in York. This next phase of public engagement is a crucial next step in listening to individuals within the different communities in York to help us shape a shared vision. It’s essential that everyone who lives or works in York has the opportunity to feedback on the plans and understand how they can contribute to creating a thriving and prosperous city.

“We look forward to welcoming members of the public over these events that we hope will help to shape these ongoing plans, unlocking the site’s potential for the people of York.”

One of the largest city centre brownfield regeneration sites in England, York Central has unprecedented support from central, regional and local government, with £130m already committed to building key upfront infrastructure. Work has already started on £100 million worth of new infrastructure including over two kilometres of new roads plus public footpaths and cycle ways, as well as new utilities and the building of two new bridges over the East Coast Main Line.

York Central represents the largest development opportunity in York and its sub region, which is one of the least affordable places to live in the North of England. When completed, the scheme will provide up to 2,500 homes, 20% of which will be affordable, over 1 million sq. ft. of commercial space for offices, retail and leisure, providing a significant boost for the local economy and bringing potential to create 6,000 jobs. It will also improve connectivity and access, as well as incorporating fantastic new public realm and open spaces, including an urban park.

The development will also enable a multi-million pound extension to the National Railway Museum and a new accessible western railway station entrance which will be accessed directly from the site.

Members of the public are invited to attend a series of four public events:

  • Thursday 17th November, 10:00 – 20:00, St Barnabas Church, Jubilee Terrace, Leeman Rd, York, YO26 4YZ
  • Friday 18th November, 9:00 – 17:00, City of York Council, West Offices, Station Rise, Bishophill, York, YO1 6GA
  • Saturday 19th November, 10:00 – 14:00, City of York Council, West Offices, Station Rise, Bishophill, York, YO1 6GA
  • Wednesday 23rd November, 19:30 to 21:00, Online Event: Email: yorkcentral@homesengland.gov.uk to be sent a link to join online

For the latest information on York Central, visit www.yorkcentral.info.