The Castle and Eye of York: Big Heritage Ideas

You’ve read about the pretty incredible things that happened in the Castle Gateway area, here are the big heritage ideas to take forward into our discussions about what the area means and what makes it matter. Read the final blog in this series to explore what questions this raised for the Gathering Place discussions about … Read moreThe Castle and Eye of York: Big Heritage Ideas

The Castle and Eye of York: A very quick account of 2000 years of change

Whether it is Romans, Vikings, Normans, the Dissolution of the Monasteries, 19th century judicial authority and political resistance or the rise of the car, tourism and shopping in the 20th Century, the Castle Gateway area opens up ‘little bit of everything of York’s archaeology and urban history’, as John Oxley, York’s City Archaeologist, puts it. … Read moreThe Castle and Eye of York: A very quick account of 2000 years of change

Play Out: How can we make a new public space that’s brilliant for families and for play?

Playing Out / Gathering Place How can we make a new public space that’s brilliant for families and for play? We’re visiting different parks and play areas around York talking to parents and children about their favourite places for play and using this to shape the development of the new public space in the Castle … Read morePlay Out: How can we make a new public space that’s brilliant for families and for play?

Gathering Place: Clifford’s Tower and the Eye of York Area

A place to gather: for events, to protest, to spend time A gathering of layers of history: making sense of castles, elections, prisons, courts and protests A gathering of ideas: of what we want the area to be like in the future Gathering Place is a strand of the My Castle Gateway project. Through a … Read moreGathering Place: Clifford’s Tower and the Eye of York Area

Gathering Place Launch Weekend: Castle and the Eye of York Area

Gathering Place: Castle and the Eye of York Area Launch Weekend with My Castle Gateway – 6th and 7th July Walks and Workshop Meet outside the Castle Museum entrance Saturday 10am [Book Your Place]  / Saturday 11.30am [Book Your Place]  / Saturday 1pm Accessible walk, flat access only and  pace set by group [Book Your … Read moreGathering Place Launch Weekend: Castle and the Eye of York Area

How we got to the multi-storey car park in St George’s Field?

In the first week in June My Castle Gateway are running two events to look at the final designs of the new multi-storey car park on St. George’s Field and the new apartments on Castle Mills before they get submitted to planning. It’s always good to look back as we look forward so here is … Read moreHow we got to the multi-storey car park in St George’s Field?

Walking and Cycling in Castle Gateway

On 9th May we ran an event to explore in detail the walking and cycling routes through St George’s Field, over the Fishergate Gyratory, over the new bridge and into and along Piccadilly. In the session we worked through the three main sections being designed at the moment: St George’s Field, then the new Foss … Read moreWalking and Cycling in Castle Gateway

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