Castle Gateway Update
Decision Maker: Executive
Decision status: Decision Made
Is Key decision?: Yes
Is subject to call in?: Yes
Purpose of Report: An update on the Castle Gateway regeneration
project including reference to the recent petition presented at
Full Council on 27 April 2022.
The Executive will be asked to approve the next steps for the Castle Mills development, consider options for the next steps for St George’s Field, and to note the proposed inclusion of Castle and Eye of York public realm in the Levelling Up Round 2 bid.
Resolved: (i) That the inclusion of the new public realm at Castle and Eye of York in the council’s round two Levelling Up Fund bid be noted.
Reason: To be aware that additional funding is being sought to deliver the Castle Gateway regeneration.
(ii) That, subject to planning permission being secured, officers be instructed to prepare tender documents to procure a contractor for Castle and Eye of York so that the procurement is ready to proceed should the Levelling Up Fund bid be successful.
Reason: To ensure the ability to deliver the Castle and Eye of York project within the Levelling Up Fund timeframes.
(iii) That the termination of the NEC3 PSSC with Wates to produce a RIBA Stage 4 design and construction price for Castle Mills be noted.
Reason: To be aware that the council has not been able to reach a satisfactory outcome on identified challenges, and is in the process of terminating the NEC3 PSSC.
(iv) That authority be delegated to the Corporate Director of Place, in consultation with the Director of Governance, to take such steps as are necessary to procure a construction contractor to complete the detail design/costing and subsequent construction of the proposed apartments, pedestrian/cycle bridge and riverside park at Castle Mills, and to bring a further report to Executive on the Castle Mills business case before proceeding into the construction contract based upon tendered price.
Reason: To enable the delivery of the Castle Mills project and the Castle Gateway regeneration on a 2 phase re-procurement basis to secure firm prices before commencing construction.
(v) That authority be delegated to the Corporate Director of Place to submit details to secure the necessary statutory consent under s106 of the Highways Act 1980 from the Secretary of State for the new bridge over the Foss navigation and to enter in to a build over agreement with Yorkshire Water in respect of the sewer running across the Castle Mills development.
Reason: To secure the necessary approvals to allow Castle Mills to proceed.
(vi) That the decision on whether to build a multi-storey car park (MSVP) at St George’s Field be deferred until Executive has a construction price for Castle Mills.
Reason: Deferring until the inter-related point in time when a construction price is agreed for Castle Mills will allow further evidence to be collected to inform a decision on whether the MSCP still represents the best alternative replacement parking solution for the closure of Castle Car Park.
(vii) That officers be instructed to collect more data on parking demand, further engage with city centre businesses and stakeholders, and explore alternative options to maximise surface car parking provision at St George’s Field to inform the future decision on car parking replacement.
Reason: To provide further information and enable consultation with city centre businesses and scrutiny to inform consideration of replacement parking solutions to allow the closure of Castle Car Park.
Report author: Andy Kerr
Publication date: 16/06/2022
Date of decision: 16/06/2022
Decided at meeting: 16/06/2022 - Executive
Effective from: 21/06/2022