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York's tourist industry

This report has been provided by the Economic Development Unit of the City of York Council


Recent and current retail, leisure and tourism investment in York
(updated December 1998)

There are proposals for a 60 million development of 240,000 sq.ft. of retail floorspace in the Castle-Piccadilly area, in the heart of York (completion by 2001)

90 million Monks Cross shopping development (200,000 sq.ft.) opened in September 1998.

60 million Designer Outlet Village at Naburn opened in November 1998.

York Business Park, a 60 acre business site to the west of York, has undergone 10 million of investment in on-site infrastructure works. Occupiers include Travel Inn and Wetherby Whaler.

Asda has opened a new 55,000 sq. ft. store at Monks Cross, Huntington in an 18 million investment.

The 1 million restoration of the Great West Door of York Minster has been completed as a key part of a full 4 million restoration project.

The 10 million Tattersall Stand at York Racecourse, built by Shepherd Construction, has opened.

The former British Gas showrooms in Davygate are being redeveloped for a 25,000 sq.ft. book store/cafe and a sports goods shop.

The former Lloyds Bank in Lendal is to be converted to a cafe bar by Dudley Brewers.

3-7 Coney Street has been sold for 7.15 mn. and four new stores are proposed.

The 4mn. twin scene Pulse and Vogue night clubs will open at Clifton Moor in February 1999.

The 4.5 million expansion of Bhs's city centre department store has opened.

Novotel has recently completed a 2 million refurbishment of their Fishergate hotel.

Consort Hotels have opened new headquarters at Clifton at a cost of 1 million..

Waterworld, the new name for the former Ryedale Leisure Pool opened in 1997, at a cost of 5.5 million

The York Pavilion Hotel in Fulford is being expanded in a five year project costing 1.5 million.

The Tetley Pub Company has invested 1.4 million in a cafe bar, Harkers, that has opened in St Helen's Square. More than 4 million has been invested in pub refurbishments in the Micklegate area alone since 1990.

Jarvis International Hotel (formerly Fairfield Manor Hotel) - 5m redevelopment has been completed.

Swallow Hotel - 500,000 management/conference centre now open, part of over 1 million of improvements.

York's Park and Ride Service has been expanded by the 1.3 mn. opening of the Grimston Bar site, Hull Road. The Clifton Park and Ride service has been extended throughout the week.

National Railway Museum - 4 million scheme to improve facilities through a new wing for the museum.

York Dungeon - 1 million expansion to double in size.

York Railway Station - 1.5 million spent on maintenance and improvement works in 1997-98, with plans for a further 3 million of improvements

2.2 million new pedestrian bridge across the Ouse has been approved by the Millennium Commission.

Marks and Spencer have redeveloped their flagship city centre store in a 16.5 million scheme. A further store, "Home", has opened in Coppergate.



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