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

Alternative Visions – a reshaped Piccadilly by Chris Donegani

Chris Donegani lives on Piccadilly and was a regular participant in the workshops we ran to look at the reshaping of public realm along Piccadilly earlier this year. Having been part of the various conversations and given a lot of consideration to the various issues involved, Chris put down on paper some proposals which illustrated … Read more

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 more

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 more

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 more

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 more