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Allies & Morrison on York Central master plan

Jason Syrett BA Hons DipArch RIBA

Partner, Allies and Morrison

Jason Syrett ,Partner of Allies and Morrison, is joining our 8th May City Hall forum ("Infrastructure, investment and regeneration") to discuss the practice's proposals for one of the UK's biggest regeneration schemes next to the National Railway Museum in York, to include 2,500 new homes.

The 45 hectare York Central scheme - masterplanned by the practice in conjunction with engineers Arup and landscape firm Gustafson Porter + Bowman - has gone out to public consultation.

As well as the homes, the scheme will deliver up to 100,00 square metres of office, leisure, cultural and retail space. Sitting west of York rail station, the development will allow a range of historic railway buildings to be brought back into use. The scheme will include a new Great Park which will span the length of the teardrop-shaped site, framing views of York Minster.

York Central is backed by the York Central Partnership, a consortium of City of York Council, Network Rail, Homes England and the National Railway Museum.

Jason has been responsible for leading some of the practice’s most significant mixed-use masterplans including: a 50 acre mixed-use masterplan at Wood Wharf for the Canary Wharf Group and at King’s Cross for Argent – one of Europe’s largest urban regeneration projects – for which Jason has acted as the practice’s primary lead since 2000, for the masterplan as well as a number of building and infrastructure projects.

He has also completed a number of buildings with the practice, including the City Lit education building in Camden, Mint Hotel in Leeds and Two Pancras Square, a BREEAM Outstanding office as part of our work at King’s Cross. He has developed particular experience in the design and planning process for complex, mixed-use projects in Central London, including a number of tall buildings such as 100 Bishopsgate, Vauxhall Square and Keybridge House. Internationally, Jason led the mixed-use redevelopment of a locally Listed Building in Stadhuisplein, Rotterdam.

Jason studied at the University of Portsmouth. He joined Allies and Morrison in 2000 and became a Partner of the practice in 2015.

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