The complex contains a collection of Grade I, II* and II listed buildings built around the 15th century hall and riverside meeting room.
A view of the guildhall from across the river Ouse (credit: VINCI Construction UK).
It's been a seat of civic governance in York since the 1200s, and has previously hosted:
- council meetings
- mayoral ceremonies
The historic Guildhall building has been restored and redeveloped for the 21st century. The building will provide modern business space with public access, conference, and events spaces. This project has allowed the Guildhall to retain its civic use.
Work to restore and repurpose the Guildhall complex began in September 2019. This restoration project was completed in April 2022.
A series of YouTube videos have been created to demonstrate the milestones of the project.
View video updates:
- Guildhall update - river water source heat pump 'how does the river water source heat pump work?' - February 2022
- Guildhall update - river water source heat pump 'why invest in a river water source heat pump?' - February 2022
- Guildhall update - Tower Crane Removal – August 2021
- Guildhall update - September 2020
- Guildhall restoration - River logistics - January 2020
- Guildhall update and archaeological discoveries - June 2020
- Guildhall update - December 2019
- Guildhall restoration begins
- A video of the Guildhall before restoration works began