Several public events are being held in the coming weeks by the York Central Partnership, for people to find out more about how their views have been incorporated into emerging proposals at York Central and share their ideas to further shape the next stage of design.
Members of the public and businesses across York are invited to join the latest public engagement events to provide feedback on the next phases of the York Central regeneration project.
In a series of in-person events and an online webinar, attendees will have the opportunity to meet the York Central team, ask questions about the project and share their views. Feedback is sought on the types of materials to be used and suggested uses for public space, plus people are encouraged to share design inspiration for the new Square, which is set to be one of the largest public spaces in York.
Natalie Webster, Senior Project Manager on behalf of Homes England and Network Rail, says, “The aim of the events are to show how feedback received during the November engagement is being incorporated into the emerging York Central designs and shaping the ongoing plans for The Square. We’re also keen to listen to feedback that can be implemented in later phases of the development.
“It is a really exciting time for York, with York Central being one of six major development projects, supported by York Bid, which collectively aim to boost the local economy by more than 20%. York Central plans include opportunities for a new office quarter, new residential neighbourhoods, improvements to York Railway Station, a network of vibrant Public Squares linking to surrounding neighbourhoods the city centre, as well as an expanded and enhanced National Railway Museum. We’re keen to share these updates and listen to further suggestions for The Square at these upcoming events.”
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 began in Summer 2022 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 mainline.
It will also provide up to 2,500 homes, 20% of which will be affordable, create over 1 million sq. ft. of commercial space for offices, retail and leisure and provide a significant boost for the local economy with potential to create up to 6,000 jobs.
In addition, the development will also enable a multi-million pound extension to the National Railway Museum and a new accessible western railway station entrance.
Members of the public are encouraged to attend a series of public events being held on:
- Thursday 2nd March, 09:00 to 17:00 CYC West Offices Booking Hall, West Offices, Station Rise, York YO1 6GD – Public event and feedback gathering
- Friday 3rd March 12:00 to 19:00 St Barnabas Church, Jubilee Terrace, Leeman Rd, York YO26 4YZ – Public event and feedback gathering
- Saturday 4th March 10:00 to 14:00 St Barnabas Church, Jubilee Terrace, Leeman Rd, York YO26 4YZ – Public event and feedback gathering
- Wednesday 8th March 19:30 to 21:00 Online event – Email firstname.lastname@example.org to be sent a link to join online
As an introduction to the upcoming events and a refresher from engagement to date, members of the York Central team will have market stall with a small exhibition on Parliament Street (Near Boots) on Saturday 25th February, 10am to 3pm for people to visit and find out more details about the project.
For the latest information on York Central, visit www.yorkcentral.info.