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Developer Selection

Network Rail and Homes England (Landowners) are acting jointly as contracting authority in seeking feedback from potential development partners to establish market appetite for the delivery of either the first phase of the site only (delineated by the red line on the attached plan) or the whole of the York Central site (delineated by the blue, red and orange lines on the attached plan).

The Landowners wish to see the whole site developed comprehensively in line with the outline planning application to provide up to 2,500 homes, 800,000 sq ft of offices, retail and leisure uses. This includes a first phase of approximately 650,000 sq ft of commercial space and 700 residential units. A number of different (public and private sector) occupiers have already shown strong interest in the first phase and there is potential for the appointed development partners to secure pre-lets over a significant amount of the commercial floorspace.

In order to progress with the development within required timescales the landowners are seeking to, initially, form a contractual joint venture with the preferred development partner. This may then be adapted to a corporate JV should all parties agree to this. The qualities the Landowners are looking for in a development partner include, but are not limited to:

  • Demonstrating a long term investment commitment to the implementation of the York Central vision;
  • Undertaking masterplanning, design and planning activity;
  • Engaging with interested local parties and resident groups to inform and take forward aspects of the proposals;
  • Optimizing schemes to maximise land value and the regenerative impact on later phases;
  • Utilising meanwhile uses, bringing life to public realm and skills in long term estate management;
  • Raising longer term investment and development finance;
  • Procurement of third party contractors and supply chain management; and
  • Marketing and attraction of occupiers

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