York Central Enterprise Zone

A sustainable, contemporary urban extension for business space occupiers.

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A Robust & Vibrant Location

The site offers an unparalleled opportunity to develop an urban extension across commercial, cultural and residential uses, at significant scale, and in a high value but competitively placed economy. York has the highest levels of skills training in the North, and is routinely in the top 10 locations for people to locate. These characteristics have attracted businesses such as Aviva and more recently Hiscox to the City and grown a strong financial and business services sector.

Economic Diversity

The City has additional sectoral specialisms in high tech engineering and rail, creative and digital media, construction and professional services, and a strong appetite for growth in its business community and governance. York Central is in a prime and unmatched position to capitalise on the Cities economic vibrancy and diversified economy by delivering major growth to meet pent-up demand.

Connectivity Hub

The site is located around York Railway Station at the heart of the Country’s rail network. With the nations top 5 economies by GDP accessible directly in under 2 hours, and major plans to expand and improve the station as part of the site regeneration, the site will be an economically resilient and sustainable place to do business.  

Sector focus

  • professional and business services
  • Digital and creative
  • High tech engineering and rail
  • Education


The 72 hectare site lies immediately adjacent to York City centre and encompasses York railway Station and the National Railway Museum, with direct rail links to London (2h) and Edinburgh (2.5h).

Find out more

Tracey Carter – Assistant Director Regeneration

Email [email protected]

Telephone 01904 551 127

The City Councils website contains more background detail on the site:

A project website is in development and will be online later in 2017 – check back here for details

York Central EZ website