This part of the Castle Gateway Masterplan covers the Castle and the Eye of York - the vision for this area is to replace Castle Car Park with a new public space for people to sit, relax, eat, drink and enjoy events. Taking in the whole of the Eye of York and wrapping around Clifford’s Tower, the space would frame and tell the history of the site, and open up views of the River Foss.

Artist's impression of Castle and the Eye of York

Artist's impression of Castle and the Eye of York

Part of the masterplan showing Castle and the Eye of York

Part of the masterplan showing the Castle and the Eye of York

  • Map key - orange - proposed developments
  • Map key - orange stripes - proposed Ministry of Justice scheme
  • Map key - yellow - proposed developments (consented)
  • Map key - grey - existing developments
  • Map key - cream - public realm
  • Map key - buff - enhanced public realm
  • Map key - green stripes - proposed improvements to Tower Gardens


Proposals for the Castle and the Eye of York area

The proposals for the Castle and the Eye of York area include a new high quality building on the (currently unattractive) rear of the Coppergate Centre, covering Fenwick’s servicing yard, and providing restaurants at ground floor level with apartments above. A new entrance hall and potential new extension to the Castle Museum and would offer new exhibition space, if the museum is successful with its amibitions and Heritage Lottery Funding bids. Previous car parking facilities would be replaced in a new multi-storey car park at St George’s Field.

More about the masterplan

Find out about the other parts of the Castle Gateway Masterplan and the other elements covered.

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