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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

Chamber AGM and York Annual Lunch


The Chamber’s AGM will be in York followed by the Annual Lunch on Friday 16th September at the York Racecourse. Meet York’s business leaders at this high-profile networking lunch which includes guest speaker, Charlie Forbes Adam, owner of the Escrick Park Estate and former High Sheriff of North Yorkshire. View booking details and more information here or call 01904 567838.

Written on 16th June 2016Lillie Geistdorfer. Published in News, property

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

Five firms seal deals at award-winning Escrick Park


Five successful Yorkshire companies have signed new deals to take quality office and industrial space at the award-winning Escrick Park, between York and Selby. They are Dragonfly Consulting, Tukans Ltd, IMC Toys, Ypsomed and Quattro Auto Care. These new deals means that the 45,000 sq ft Escrick Park business park is now 95 per cent let and is home to

Written on 19th February 2016Lillie Geistdorfer. Published in Members' news, 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

City of York Council seeks partner for Guildhall

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City of York Council are seeking a Commercial Operating partner for York Guildhall Business Club and Serviced Office Venue on a minimum 10 year lease opportunity for approx 1900m2 of letting space. The deadline for expressions of interest is 11th March. You can see full details on this document here which includes a link to the registration area. An event will

Written on 10th February 2016Lillie Geistdorfer. Published in News, News story 2, property, Skills

Richard Flanagan in the spotlight

Richard Flanagan

Property expert Richard Flanagan plays an active role in York’s business community, representing the property sector on a wide range of boards. He is a past-president of York & North Yorkshire Chamber and currently on the Chamber Leadership Group. Richard was recently interviewed by the York Press. Born in Leeds, Mr Flanagan has lived in York for more than 40

Written on 4th February 2016Lillie Geistdorfer. Published in News story1, property

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

Fund raising for York Theatre Royal major project

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York Theatre Royal has brought delight and fulfilment to the people of York and beyond by offering a rich and diverse programme of creative activity for 270 years.  York Theatre Royal is one of the UK’s leading creative producers and presenters, constantly building on its reputation for producing high quality and ambitious theatre with highly regarded productions of new commissions,

Written on 4th November 2015Lillie Geistdorfer. Published in Members' news, property