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Development deal to advance £1.1bn York Central scheme

Development deal to advance £1.1bn York Central scheme

The ambitious £ 3 billion project, one of the largest brownfield sites in the UK, is set to redefine the town’s skyline. In collaboration with the City of York Council and the National Railway Museum, the redevelopment plans will bring about a transformation, creating 2,500 new homes and an expansive one million sq ft of commercial, retail, and hospitality space. This project is a testament to the ongoing improvements to York Railway Station and the National Railway Museum, underscoring its significance for the local community.

The development of one million square feet of new offices, restaurants, and recreational space behind the York station will serve as a major employment hub in northern England and demonstrate a strong commitment to the environment. York Central will be enriched with a new 17-acre park, with 50% of the site dedicated to green areas, providing a much-needed breathing space for the city’s residents.

Works are already underway on site, paving the way for the development, which currently totals £135m of infrastructure works, delivering 2km of new roads, including bus lanes, segregated footpaths and cycleways, and 2 new bridges. Mellan Property and Arlington Real Estate are targeting plan submission for the end of the year.

Leon Guyett, Director of Regeneration Partnerships (York) at Homes England, said: “This is a real milestone for the York Central project that will make a difference to the immediate neighbourhood. Homes England is the perfect organisation to put substantial resources and capabilities into tackling the housing crisis by assembling public and private sector partners.”

Tom Gilman, regional managing director of McLaren Property, expressed his enthusiasm for the project, stating: “This event is great for the city and a milestone in the implementation of the York Central. We are committed to housing, providing best-in-class commercial space and bringing very useful green space.”


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