Castle Gateway Project

To help explore the background to the Castle Gateway project, we asked the City of York Council’s Castle Gateway team a few questions:


What is the Castle Gateway project?

The Castle Gateway area, previously referred to as ‘Castle Piccadilly’ or ‘Southern Gateway’, sits largely within the city walls on the site of the former York Castle at the confluence of the River Ouse and River Foss. The area covers the length of Piccadilly, the Coppergate Shopping Centre, Clifford’s Tower and the Eye of Yorkshire, Fossgate and Walmgate, and runs through to St George’s Field and the Foss Basin.

Castle Gateway is a project to regenerate a significant area of the city centre. The project provides an opportunity to identify new future uses, buildings and public space with the overall aim to create a part of York that is valued, well-used and loved.

Find out more on the City of York Council Castle Gateway website.

Why take this new approach to public engagement?

Castle Gateway is such an important regeneration site for the city that the council is keen to enable all those interested in shaping the future of this part of the city to be involved. The City of York Council team and My Future York have worked together to develop an active and sustained process of public engagement which goes beyond conventional community consultation.

Find out more about how the My Castle Gateway project will work.

Who is involved?
The aim of the My Castle Gateway project is that anyone who would like to contribute can. You can do this through coming to one of our public events, keeping in touch with the project or offering to share an aspect of the site or its future you think is important.

An advisory group of key landholders and custodians for this part of the city has been set up to guide and develop a masterplan for the public areas and spaces in the area. The Castle Gateway Advisory Group comprises City of York Council, English Heritage, the Environment Agency, Historic England, Make It York, York Archaeological Trust, York Business Improvement District (BID), York Conservation Trust, York Civic Trust, York Museums Trust.