John Sisk & Son to deliver enabling infrastructure for York Central project in UK

WCN Editorial Team 18 Sep 2019 EUROPE BUILDINGS

John Sisk & Son has been selected by the City of York Council as construction partner to deliver enabling infrastructure works worth up to £155m for the York Central project.

The York Central is a mixed-use brownfield regeneration scheme and involves the transformation of the brownfield city centre site into a residential, cultural and commercial space.

The plan, which is being brought forward by the city council in collaboration with Homes England, Network Rail and the National Railway Museum, involves the construction of up to 2,500 homes, and up to 112,000m² of office, leisure and retail uses.

Under the contract, John Sisk & Son will help design the infrastructure required to open up the site, including a road, an access bridge and a rail link.

John Sisk & Son will help in refining and finalising the design of the first phase of essential infrastructure for the access bridge, the spine road and the National Railway Museum rail link.

City of York Council leader Keith Aspden said: "The delivery of York Central is a once in a lifetime opportunity to build much needed affordable homes and new public spaces, attract better paid jobs, and create sustainable transport links for the city.

“We look forward to working with the York Central Partnership to secure further improvements to the scheme and with Sisk to begin this essential first phase of work in preparing the York Central site for development.”

The contract is the first to be awarded and will lead to a reserved matters planning application, which is due later this financial year.

John Sisk & Son UK Civils managing director Paul Brown said: “We are delighted to have been selected by the City of York Council to work with the stakeholders on this exciting project and to progress the design of some of the key enabling infrastructure.

“This is a project of huge ambition which will transform underused land in the centre of York into vibrant and distinctive residential neighbourhoods, cultural spaces and a high-quality commercial quarter.”

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Image: Depiction of York Central development in the UK. Photo: courtesy of City of York Council.

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