McLaren, Arlington, Homes England and NRP to partner for York Central (GB)

McLaren and Arlington to partner Homes England NRP for York Central (GB)

Homes England and Network Rail Property have partnered with McLaren Property and Arlington Real Estate as strategic development partners for York Central. 


York Central is a major city centre regeneration project in the UK, set to transform one of the largest brownfield sites in England. The project will create 2,500 new homes, along with office, retail, and hospitality spaces, with 20% of the homes being affordable. The project also includes enhancements to York Railway Station and the National Railway Museum


The new development will encompass c. 92,903m2 of offices, retail, and leisure space. It will also include a new 6.9ha urban park, with 50% of the site reserved for green space, as well as public squares that will link the development to nearby neighbourhoods and York City Centre.


Work is already underway on site, preparing it for development, with €158m of infrastructure works currently underway delivering 2km of new roads including bus lanes, segregated footpaths, and cycleways, along with two new bridges. McLaren Property and Arlington Real Estate have been undertaking initial community and stakeholder engagement and will continue to work closely with the local community on plans for York Central ahead of submitting plans later this year.


Leon Guyett, Director of Regeneration Partnerships (York) at Homes England said: “This marks an important step forward for the York Central project, which will have significant impact on the local area. This is a clear example of how Homes England can use its resources and capabilities to bring together public and private sector organisations and make sustainable places possible. This is a proud moment in the journey of York Central and we look forward to future collaboration to bring this unique brownfield regeneration opportunity to life.”


Robin Dobson, Group Property Director at Network Rail said: “York Central is a hugely important scheme and given its scale and significance to the region signing the development agreement is a major step forward. Infrastructure is at the centre of York Central’s success – from using our brownfield land to creating a new community delivering investment, jobs, new homes and amazing open space – all that neighbours the rail network.


Tom Gilman, Regional Managing Director of McLaren Property, said: “This is a fantastic opportunity for the city and a milestone moment in the delivery of York Central. We are committed and passionate about providing much needed new homes, best in class commercial space, along with substantial green space, enhanced public realm and amenities, all of which will bring significant economic benefits and local jobs.As York is my home city, I am genuinely thrilled to work with our partners, local stakeholders and the community on our vision to bring forward a scheme that will breathe new life and regenerate an unutilised brownfield site, connecting it to the great cathedral city of York.


Allan Cook, founder of Arlington Real Estate, said: “York Central is recognised as one of the largest city centre regeneration schemes in the UK and will deliver huge benefits, not only for the people of York and its visitors, but for the wider economy. This is a landmark project and completion of the formal Development Agreement is another significant step forwards. Creating a brand new city quarter right in the heart of York, with its own entrance to one of the UK’s best connected railway stations, is an amazing opportunity. We look forward delivering a great place worthy of its unique location and heritage.”


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