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Search on for construction partner for £50M York deal

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York City Council has started the search for a construction partner to build a £50M bridge and road as part of a major development scheme.

The procurement process for a partner on the 45-hectare York Central development is set to begin this month, ahead of an application for outline planning permission later this year.

The works will include the construction of the bridge and road, but the contract could be extended to include the delivery of public open space and a rail link to the National Rail Museum.

York City Council chief executive Mary Weastell said: “This is a major step in the progress of York Central and demonstrates the momentum that the partnership has built in the last two years. It’s also a strong signal to the investor developer audience of the size of the opportunity in York.

“York Central is a site of national significance that will increase the size of York’s economy by over 20%, bringing with it housing and jobs that will help to power this growing city.”

The development, which will include up to 100,000m² of office space and up to 2,500 homes, is set to add £1bn to the city’s GVA and create an estimated 6,500 jobs.

York Central is a partnership between Homes England, Network Rail, York Council, and the National Railway Museum.

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