St George’s Field Car Park, Castle Mills Apartments and the new bridge: Exploring the proposals

Planning applications for the first ‘work package’ (of four) for the Castle Gateway masterplan are due to be submitted in early summer 2019. The applications will be for:  St George’s Field Car Park, Castle Mills Apartments and the new bridge over the Foss. Here we introduce the proposals and set out the issues that emerged … Read moreSt George’s Field Car Park, Castle Mills Apartments and the new bridge: Exploring the proposals

A new bridge over the Foss: Notes from the Workshop, 20th March

On 20th March a public workshop was held with the bridge engineers Witteveen+Bos appointed by the council to work with architects from BDP on the design of the new bridge over the Foss. My Castle Gateway Brief The idea of a new route up the Foss and into the centre of York was a key … Read moreA new bridge over the Foss: Notes from the Workshop, 20th March

The Cycle Route through St George’s Field

Andy Kerr, Castle Gateway Project Lead My Castle Gateway is built on sharing ideas and working through issues together, and that is as important as we approach our first detailed planning applications as it was when we were pulling together the wider masterplan. On work package one which contains the multi-storey car park on St … Read moreThe Cycle Route through St George’s Field

Piccadilly: My Castle Gateway Draft Open Brief

The masterplan vision for the area – informed by the My Castle Gateway brief – was: • Piccadilly as the heart of a thriving city centre neighbourhood • City centre living appealing to those attracted by proximity to the historic city centre • A lively atmosphere generated by small and independent businesses including creative industries, … Read morePiccadilly: My Castle Gateway Draft Open Brief

A Gyratory, a junction and a supercrossing: Exploring the nitty, gritty of Castle Gateway transport planning

20th February 2019 On 20th February we had a workshop looking specifically, and in detail, at the movement plans for Castle Gateway with a focus on the proposed junctions on the Fishergate Gyratory. The session included Andy Kerr, Castle Gateway Project Lead and Tony May, York Civic Trust as well as people joining the discussion … Read moreA Gyratory, a junction and a supercrossing: Exploring the nitty, gritty of Castle Gateway transport planning

Green and the City: Shaping the brief for Castle Gateway

13th February 2019 On 13th February we kicked off Let’s Make Piccadilly with an exploration of cities and green. We did this as a combination of a drop in with walks to Parliament Street to look at the trees and to Ousegate pocket park to look at small green spaces in town. We were delighted … Read moreGreen and the City: Shaping the brief for Castle Gateway

Let’s Make Piccadilly: Notes on the event format

In the Let’s Make Piccadilly events we’re experimenting with a new-ish format. We say new-ish as we’ve tried it once before as part of My York Central. The format is a 3-8pm drop in at Spark but, in the case of the Let’s Make Piccadilly events, a drop in with specific advertised times for walks. … Read moreLet’s Make Piccadilly: Notes on the event format

Let’s make Piccadilly: Festival of Castle Gateway February events

We’re kicking off My Castle Gateway 2 with a focus on Piccadilly. In the Castle Gateway masterplan the vision for Piccadilly was as follows: THE NEW CITY CENTRE NEIGHBOURHOOD 2.4.1 Piccadilly will be the heart of a thriving city centre neighbourhood, with city centre living appealing to those attracted by proximity to the historic city … Read moreLet’s make Piccadilly: Festival of Castle Gateway February events

My Castle Gateway 2: Connecting systemic issues and specific design decisions

Throughout the My Castle Gateway and My York Central project it has been clear that any specific decision always has much wider contexts. Often when we are looking at a specific issue in either area what we are often talking about are highly complex, large scale and systemic issues. A systemic issue is one made … Read moreMy Castle Gateway 2: Connecting systemic issues and specific design decisions