Egis was delighted to be a part of the bid team working with the McLaren Property and Arlington Real Estate led consortium, which has been selected to support the development of York Central, one of the UK’s largest city centre regeneration schemes. York Central is being brought forward by a partnership between Homes England, Network Rail, the City of York Council and the National Railway Museum.
As the rail interface expert, Egis provided rail-related multidisciplinary design services, focusing on integrating the railway estate and its supporting infrastructure into the wider York Central masterplan. Other technical services also included developing outline construction methodologies and managing asset protection arrangements in accordance with Network Rail standards. Additionally, Egis supplied project and programme management services to ensure client objectives were met and risks to the programme and budget minimised.
Simon Poole, Transport Consultancy Director at Egis in the UK, expressed his enthusiasm for the project: "We are thrilled to have supported McLaren Property and Arlington Real Estate as part of the bid team for this landmark regeneration project. With our extensive experience in supporting major rail infrastructure projects across the UK, we bring a deep understanding of the complexities and nuances of transport development. Our team is committed to the future of York Central and in joining the consortium to deliver a project that not only enhances transportation efficiency but also contributes significantly to the urban fabric of York."
York Central is a 45-hectare site, that will deliver up to 2,500 homes, 20% of which will be affordable and create up to 1 million sq ft of commercial space for offices, retail and leisure. A network of vibrant Public Squares linking to surrounding neighbourhoods in the city centre will be delivered, as well as improvements to York Railway Station and an expanded and enhanced National Railway Museum.
For more further details about the York Central Development, visit the official announcement from Homes England at gov.uk.