The Eye of York and The Green Howards Memorial – a Regimental View

By Major David J Nicholson – The Green Howards, Alexandra, Princess of Wales’s Own Yorkshire Regiment Background to the Green Howards Memorial On the 25th May 1904 in the presence of the Lord Mayor of York, the Sheriff and the Corporation, Major General Sir Leslie Rundle unveiled the obelisk, which was erected in the memory … Read more

The Eye of York: How to combine active uses, trees and planting?

The design proposals for the Eye of York – the space between the Female Prison, the Debtors Prison (York Castle Museum) and the Court – have brought into focus a choice about the space and its specific character within the reshaped Castle Gateway. The current grass roundabout known as the Eye of York facilitates traffic … Read more

Implementing the open brief to redesign Piccadilly

By Andy Kerr, Head of Regeneration Programmes and Castle Gateway Project-lead, City of York Council The first section of the new layout for Piccadilly has now completed, and I thought it was important to reflect on how we got to this point. The first point to note is that Piccadilly is changing – for the … Read more

York Castle Museum Transformation

The conversations about the future of York Castle Museum have always been a central to My Castle Gateway. From Reyahn King, York Museums Trust’s Chief Executive setting out visions for the museum in 2018 and 2019 to the series of public events in October 2019 identifying how movement to and through the site can be … Read more