York Central Development Partners

McLaren Property and Arlington Real Estate have been appointed by Homes England and Network Rail Property as the strategic development partners for York Central. Working closely with all of the York Central partners, and the local community, McLaren Property and Arlington Real Estate will be responsible for the delivery of 2,500 new homes (20% of which will be affordable), up to one million sq ft of office, retail, and hospitality space and a brand new 17-acre urban park, as well as the planned improvements to York Railway Station and the National Railway Museum.

Founded in 2010, McLaren Property has forged a number of successful joint venture and funding partnerships during the past 13 years. Specialising in the delivery of large-scale, mixed-use commercial developments and market leading Purpose Built Student Accommodation, they have delivered £1.5bn of development across the UK to date, with a strong pipeline of development coming forward in major cities including York, Manchester, Liverpool, Leeds, Warwick and Nottingham. www.mclarenproperty.com.

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“This is a fantastic opportunity for the city and a milestone moment in the delivery of York Central. We are committed and passionate about providing much needed new homes, best in class commercial space, along with substantial green space, enhanced public realm and amenities, all of which will bring significant economic benefits and local jobs.”

Tom Gilman

Regional Managing Director, McLaren Property

Arlington Real Estate is a North East based property development business that has delivered a number of significant regeneration projects over the last 15 years. These include the 85-acre DurhamGate site, which has attracted more than £150m of committed investment, as well as Freemans Reach in Durham, where they delivered new offices for HM Passport Office and National Savings & Investments. Arlington is also working on the development of Milburngate, on Durham City’s riverside, which is set to become one of North East’s premium mixed-use destinations.

“York Central is recognised as one of the largest city centre regeneration schemes in the UK and will deliver huge benefits for the people of York, its visitors, and the wider economy. Creating a brand new city quarter right in the heart of York, with its own entrance to one of the UK’s best connected railway stations, is an amazing opportunity. We look forward delivering a great place worthy of its unique location and heritage.”

Allan Cook

Founder, Arlington Real Estate

Email the team at yorkcentral@homesengland.gov.uk with any enquiries.