Plans have been submitted for our proposals to regenerate a key part of Newcastle-under-Lyme town centre. Currently the town lacks a significant cultural heart, preventing opportunities for people to gather and socialise which has a detrimental impact on the town centre. Proposals for the 65,000 sqft. York Place seek to rectify this issue with the addition of two four-storey buildings which will house retail, food and beverage, and commercial office space. These will sit alongside new public realm, featuring a landscaped external public square which will open up views within the surrounding conservation area and offer better connections.
This project ties in with the wider £30 million regeneration of the nearby Ryecroft area. The York Place project follows Newcastle-under-Lyme Borough Council’s successful Future High Streets Fund (FHSF) bid. It will designed as Net-Zero carbon in operation and aligned with the Council’s sustainability ambitions to achieve Net Zero by 2030.
Simon Tagg, Leader of Newcastle-under-Lyme Borough Council, said:
“York Place is an area that has an important position between the soon-to-be developed Ryecroft site and the wider town centre. We’ve been working closely with the developer and the proposals have been designed to fit in with the character of the town centre. Once this is completed, it will make a real difference to the area.”
James Hall, Director Associated Architects added:
“York Place will create a thoughtful new public area for Newcastle with its own character, and one that brings in commercial value as well. This scheme will give the historically important buildings more prominence whilst ensuring the scale of the public area doesn’t overwhelm Red Lion Square.”