Funding from the West Yorkshire Combined Authority has part funded a £20m project to renovate York Guildhall into a new riverside business / events hub venue that will attract up to 250 high value jobs over the next five years, the new hub will re-energise the Grade 1-listed building while also supporting the job creation in the city centre.
We’re part-funding a £9.6 million project to renovate York Guildhall into a new riverside digital media arts centre.
Designed to attract up to 250 creative start-ups over the next five years, the new hub will re-energise the Grade 1-listed building while also supporting the creation of hundreds of new jobs in the city centre. It will offer up to 1,350 square metres of flexible office space built specially for the creative and digital media sector, significant exhibition and conference facilities and a new restaurant that will be open to the public. The original historic Council chamber will be retained and used by Councillors.
Total project cost is £20.2 million, £2.3 of which is from the Local Growth Fund. Work has begun on site and floating cranes have been installed on the river to enable the refurbishment. The project is due to complete in 2021 and is running to programme.
|Project Lead||City of York Council|
|Business case summary||Link here|
|Funding||£1 million Leeds City Region Growth Deal + matched funds|
|Project Status||Activity 6: Delivery|
|Start and end dates||Completion programmed for 2021|
|Get in touch||york.gov.uk|
This page was last updated Q3 2020/2021