Economic impact of major new heritage scheme in York
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GENECON's economic impact analysis has secured the planning case
for a major mixed-use development in York featuring a new Roman
visitor attraction as well as more than 200 apartments and office
space. GENECON prepared a supporting economic impact analysis
quantifying the potential contribution of the scheme to the City
economy in terms of additional resident and visitor expenditure and
associated employment benefits. GENECON's assessment has
demonstrated that the economic value of the scheme outweighs any
potential environmental impacts from the scheme. The scheme is
recommended for approval by York City Council planners.
The proposed Roman Quarter development is being brought forward
by a partnership between North Star and York Archaeological Trust.
It aims to regenerate and revitalise Rougier Street, as well as
provide a major two-year archaeological dig on the site.
The proposed Roman attraction, which has a working title of
Eboracum, would be based on archaeological discoveries from a
two-year dig on the site. It would be three times the size of the
Jorvik attraction and is aiming to attract 500,000 visitors per
The plans also include 211 flats, with a mix of studio, one- and
two-bedroom properties, as well as 30,000 sq ft of offices and
public realm improvements.