Major redevelopment
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York Museums Trust have appointed the team that will work on the initial design phase of a major redevelopment at York Castle Museum, including Alison Brooks Architects and BuroHappold Engineering

The RIBA stage one phase of the project will see the creation of masterplan and concept designs for the reimagined museum in preparation for the funding campaign.

The proposed development will be a significant part of the City of York Council’s plans for the regeneration of the Castle Gateway area.

The team chosen are as follows: Lead Architect – Alison Brooks Architects working with Richard Griffiths Architects, Purcell Architecture and Todd Longstaffe-Gowan Landscape Design

Exhibition and Interpretation Design – Real Studios

Structural Engineers – BDP

Quantity Surveyors – Appleyard and Trew

Mechanical and Electrical Engineers – BuroHappold Engineering

Paul Lambert, head of strategy, finance and corporate services said: “The number of applicants for the project has been phenomenal; this was a very competitive appointment.

“We are thrilled that we now have our RIBA stage one design team in place and we look forward to working with them on the next steps in realising our ambitious plans for the museum.

“We are continuing to work closely with the City of York Council and English Heritage so that our plans enhance and complement the wider vision for the Castle Gateway area.”

York Museums Trust aim to create a sense of place by increasing understanding of the site’s history and archaeology underlining the importance of the Eye of York and Castle and Prison history in the national story.

Planning to provide a must-see experience, delivering a welcoming and accessible attraction for the city of York with world class visitor facilities. Also delivering a high quality architectural and landscape intervention in the site that transforms it into a destination in its own right for residents and visitors.

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