Progress for York Central development

17 September 2019
Credit: City of York Council
  • City of York Council

John Sisk & Son



United Kingdom

John Sisk & Son appointed to deliver essential infrastructure

A road, access bridge and rail link essential to the development of York Central have moved a step closer with the announcement that City of York Council has selected John Sisk & Son as construction partner to deliver infrastructure to open up the site. The contract, the first to be awarded, is for a detailed design review which will lead to a Reserved Matters planning application, due later this financial year.

The scheme is situated on a large brownfield site to the west of the city’s railway station, offering opportunities for new homes, businesses and leisure facilities alongside existing buildings, including the National Railway Museum. Approved plans contain proposals to build up to 2,500 homes, together with a commercial district which is expected to create up to 6,500 jobs and give a £1.16 billion boost to the economy.

York Central Partnership (YCP) members, Homes England, Network Rail, the National Railway Museum and City of York Council, have been working collaboratively for the past four years to develop proposals to unlock the potential of the brownfield site. Cllr Keith Aspden, council leader, stated: "The delivery of York Central is a once in a lifetime opportunity to build much needed affordable homes and new public spaces, attract better paid jobs, and create sustainable transport links for the city.”

John Sisk & Son will now work with the council and partners to refine and finalise the infrastructure design. Paul Brown, Managing Director, UK Civils at John Sisk & Son, said: "This is a project of huge ambition which will transform underused land in the centre of York into vibrant and distinctive residential neighbourhoods, cultural spaces and a high-quality commercial quarter. We are really excited to be able to bring our broad range of experience and commitment to a collaborative approach to the project."

Lucy Nordberg
TenderStream Head of Research

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