Clifford’s Tower: Briefing notes for development

Download the draft Clifford’s Tower: An open brief for development With the visitor building set within the mound now not set to proceed, English Heritage are keen to re-examine future possibilities for at Clifford’s Tower in collaboration with the wider community in York, as part of the wider Castle Gateway project. On 23rd October a … Read moreClifford’s Tower: Briefing notes for development

What makes “Family-Friendly” – a workshop at Applefields School

I was lucky enough to get to spend a morning with children at Applefields School, working with them on a project that had interested them for a while – what makes good family-friendly places? It’s one of those phrases that often gets used without thought, so we spent the time working out what it meant … Read moreWhat makes “Family-Friendly” – a workshop at Applefields School

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