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New vision for key city area


An ambitious new vision to revitalise a key area of York’s city centre through a major redevelopment of Piccadilly, Coppergate Shopping Centre, and the Eye of York through to St George’s Field and the Foss Basin, is due to be considered by councillors. The Castle Gateway scheme, previously referred to as the Southern Gateway, sets out ideas for the creation

Written on 30th January 2017Mike Cartwright. Published in construction, News, property

ARC Building Solutions win three awards in 3 days!


ARC Building Solutions have scooped three awards in as many days at the Housebuilder Product Awards and the Constructing Excellence in Yorkshire & Humber Awards. On 29th June, at the Housebuilder Product Awards in Edgbaston, Birmingham, ARC T-Barrier® won best building fabric product and ARC Eaves Insulator scooped best new product. As winners of these categories, ARC are now double-finalists

Written on 4th July 2016Lillie Geistdorfer. Published in construction, Members' news

Chamber responds to Central scheme proposal

York Central

York Chamber has responded to the consultation on plans to develop the land around the city’s railway station. Known as ‘York Central’, the site was designated an enterprise zone last year and the local authority has recently been seeking views on creating a mixed used scheme of housing, office, leisure and retail.  Views of Chamber members were gathered via the

Written on 23rd February 2016Mike Cartwright. Published in construction, Current Issues, infrastructure, Lobbying, News, property

York College host Chamber lunch


Ashfields Restaurant at York College played host to the Chamber Construction Lunch last month which was attended by 40 plus members. The lunch was prepared and served by York College students which was very well presented with good service and this was then followed by a tour of the new Construction and Skills Centre. Kevin Clancy, head of Construction at

Written on 18th February 2016Lillie Geistdorfer. Published in construction, Members' news, News, property, Skills

The old national school housing development is finally underway


Article courtesy of Pocklington Post LOCAL RESIDENTS will be happy to see work is now well underway to transform the Old National School on New Street, into a modern residential area. But who is behind this project and how much of the original building and its heritage will be saved? We popped down to meet the directors of Telo Homes

Written on 18th January 2016Lillie Geistdorfer. Published in construction, Members' news, News

Executive: Plans unveiled for new ‘King’s Cross of the North’


The vast potential of York’s largest brownfield site has been unveiled today by City of York Council, Network Rail and the National Railway Museum (NRM), who have announced plans to consult with residents and businesses on what has been labelled as the King’s Cross of the North. Over the past 12-months, the council has been working in collaboration with Network

Written on 8th December 2015Lillie Geistdorfer. Published in construction, Members' news, News

Procurement teams aim to make access easier


York and North Yorkshire businesses in the construction sector heard about local authority procurement procedures at a Chamber of Commerce lunch event last week. Procurement officers from both York and North Yorkshire local authorities met with Chamber members from construction-based businesses from the sub-region at Hazlewood Castle on Friday 30 October.  The officers were able to point to a number

Written on 5th November 2015Mike Cartwright. Published in construction, Current Issues, News, property

Bid to unlock £100m to help deliver York Central

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City of York Council and the York, North Yorkshire and East Riding Local Enterprise Partnership have submitted a bid to government which could unlock over £100million to help deliver York’s largest brownfield site. If successful, York Central could be designated as an Enterprise Zone which will mean all of the business rates for the site, which would have gone back

Written on 24th September 2015Lillie Geistdorfer. Published in construction, Economy, infrastructure, News story 3