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Views sought on emerging ideas for My Castle Gateway

Published Friday, 28 May 2021

The design process to transform the castle car park, Eye of York and the wider area into a new public space is underway.  

Residents are being asked to play a key role in designing this potential new public space.

Earlier this month, the emerging ideas for the area were shared and now the public are being invited to comment on more detailed concepts.

The next phase of engagement will share the design thinking so far, the emerging concepts for the area and some of the challenges the designers are grappling with as they develop proposals. No decisions have yet been taken and resident’s ideas will be key to any finalised design.

Councillor Nigel Ayre, Executive Member for Finance and Performance, said:

My Castle Gateway is a major project that will help to regenerate one of the key areas in our city centre that has long been neglected.

“I would urge anyone who would like to contribute to get involved in the engagement process. The events will look in further detail at the ways to bring these early design ideas to life. Your input in these online and offline conversations will help to shape the concept design for what the new public space could look like.”

The next phase of My Castle Gateway engagement will run from 28 May to 10 June. The full details of the events are as follows:

  • The Foss Riverside, Friday 28 May, 5.00pm till 6.00pm, online workshop
  • My Castle Gateway in situ, Saturday 29 May, 1.00pm till 3.00pm, walk on site
  • The Eye of York: The Legacy of Power, Tuesday 1 June, 7.00pm till 8.00pm, online workshop
  • The Motte and Clifford’s Tower: Ritual and Reflection, Wednesday 2 June, 7.00pm till 8.00pm, online workshop
  • An overview of the emerging design ideas and live Q&A, Thursday 10 June, 5.30pm till 7.00pm, facebook livestream on the City of York Council's Facebook page

Further information on the events can be found online:

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