City of York Council’s planning committee has approved a £77m infrastructure works package for the site which will contain 2500 new homes, up to 1.2m sq ft of commercial development and improved visitor access to the National Railway Museum.
Sisk will carry-out infrastructure work including a new bridge over the East Coast mainline railway as well as new cycling and pedestrian routes and drainage systems.
Initial site clearance has already started and Sisk will start on site in early 2021.
Councillor Keith Aspden, leader of City of York Council, said: “This is another vital step towards delivering the York Central scheme and unlocking a £1.16bn boost to our economy, including a new generation of jobs and hundreds of affordable homes when York needs it most.
“Our shared vision is for an ambitious development, one which delivers cleaner and inclusive growth in York.
” This vision underpins the entirety of the project and we will keep playing our part to make York Central deliver for the whole city.”