York regeneration project

A developer for a £700m York Central project, one of the largest brownfield regeneration schemes in the UK is being sought by Homes England and Network Rail.

JLL have been asked to procure a strategic development partner to bring forward the 45-hectare scheme.

The construction of 2,500 new homes together with more than 800,000 sq ft of commercial space next to York railway station is shown on the plans. The first phase of the project should deliver up to 650,000 sq ft of commercial space and 700 residential units.

Director of development at JLL, Henry Burton said: “York Central is part of a select group of projects across the UK which will show transformational regeneration on a large scale”.

Peter Freeman, Homes England Chair said: “The project at York Central is part of an urban regeneration scheme that will have a large part to play in the delivery of the governments Levelling Up agenda by changing unused brownfield sites to places with an exciting range of mixed-use buildings and well landscaped public open spaces. We are interested to hear from developers who share our ambitions to create exciting new quarters and are interested in playing a key role in the delivery at York Central”.