About York Central

York Central is the large brownfield site to the west of the city’s railway station. It lies between the A19 and A59 road corridors, and is contained by operational rail lines.

The area contains existing buildings which will be retained which include the National Railway Museum, private housing and businesses. The rest of the site is largely underused, having historically been occupied by the rail industry.

Relocation of the remaining rail site will allow new development to take place. The current proposals are subject to further technical work and consultation, but current suggestions include:

    • 1,000 to 2,500 homes
    • 60,000m2 to 120,000m2 of office, leisure and retail uses

York Central Partnership
A collaborative development partnership – called York Central Partnership – which includes City of York Council, Network Rail, the National Railway Museum and Homes England is progressing investment and delivery for the site. The site has been designated a Housing Zone as well as an Enterprise Zone and public investment is planned to deliver key infrastructure with a view to de-risk and accelerate this project.

The York Central Exhibition
An exhibition of emerging ideas for a masterplan for York Central is currently underway and will be at the National Railway Museum until April 27th where the York Central Partnership is asking for feedback on some specific ideas, or you can leave feedback here https://yorkcentral.commonplace.is/

You can also take part in the My York Central Festival of York Central events or social media discussions.