Piccadilly Idea: new units for independent buisnesses, appartments and making use of the width for wider pavements

In the Open Brief we developed in the summer people want to be able to: See and access the Foss from Piccadilly, preferably via routes which allow circulation Develop small and independent businessesThey also wanted: For development between Piccadilly and the Foss to face onto the Castle area and make the most of the views … Read morePiccadilly Idea: new units for independent buisnesses, appartments and making use of the width for wider pavements

Walking and Cycling Ideas: Conversations still to come

Today, we’ve released the ideas for Foss Basin which suggest that a cycle route down Foss Basin would not be ideal and not encouraged. This is in part becasue there was an opinion contributed through My Castle Gateway process, including from people who are blind and partially sighted, that was very against shared space. But … Read moreWalking and Cycling Ideas: Conversations still to come

Foss Basin and crossing the Fishergate Gyratory

Today, we’re sharing the ideas for the Foss Basin. The Foss Basin came up time and again as a real missed opportunity. People find it as a quiet but also a quite inaccessible space. The meeting point of our two rivers is seen as a place of huge importance and potential….as a destination and as … Read moreFoss Basin and crossing the Fishergate Gyratory

Swimming in York’s rivers: an oral history – call for memories

Do you have memories of swimming in the River Foss or Ouse? Do you have stories you would like to share? We would love to hear from you! ‘Swimming in York’s rivers: an oral history’ is part of the My Castle Gateway and a collaboration between York Wild Swim and the Castle Gateway Living Well … Read moreSwimming in York’s rivers: an oral history – call for memories

Playing a part in creating a place: The vision for York Castle Museum

‘We already know we’re a museum which is loved. But the Castle Gateway project has helped us see it not just about us being a fantastic museum, it’s about how we can play a part in creating a place’ (Reyahn King, Chief Executive, York Museums Trust). Last week we released the vision for the new … Read morePlaying a part in creating a place: The vision for York Castle Museum

Alternative city centre car parking idea: a multi-storey on St George’s Field

Today we’re releasing the second of the ideas for the Castle Gateway area. In order to make the new public space on what is currently Castle Car Park possible, many people said that we needed to address city centre car parking. In the Open Brief we summarized this as: See car traffic and parking dealt … Read moreAlternative city centre car parking idea: a multi-storey on St George’s Field

Castle Car Park Idea: A new, big public space

What might a new public space on Castle Car Park look like? In the Open Brief we developed in the summer people want to be able to: Come together Attend large scale events (music, theatre, fairs) Use the Eye of York as a place of political protest Commemorate and remember, especially the 1190 massacre of … Read moreCastle Car Park Idea: A new, big public space