Restricted access during council supported York Minster South Piazza works

25 Jan 2013 @ 8.50 pm
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Issued by City of York Council

City of York Council is advising pedestrians and cyclists that there will be restricted access alongside York Minster from next week, as part of the South Piazza works.

In partnership with City of York Council, this area of works are part of the York Minster Revealed restoration and conservation project. Restricted access will be in place in the vicinity of the South Transept/Minster Gates from 28 January 2013 for approximately 10-weeks.

Working on behalf of York Minster, contractors William Anelay Ltd will be constructing the new carriageway as part of the new Piazza in natural stone setts and continuing the works around the South Transept and the associated paved areas.

The council is supporting the South Piazza restoration works, which is part of the York Minster Revealed project, the largest restoration and conservation project of its kind in the UK. The project will transform York Minster as a visitor attraction whil st conserving its world-class stonework and stained glass for generations to come.

York Minster Revealed is a five-year project generously supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) and is scheduled for completion in 2016. City of York Council is providing a £500,000 investment for the works to the South Piazza area.

The project ties into the Reinvigorate York initiative to improve and enhance the quality of the city’s public spaces.

Cllr Dave Merrett, Cabinet Member for Transport, Planning and Sustainability said: “Along with the council’s investment in the York Minster Revealed project, which ties into our Reinvigorate York initiative to redesign Exhibition Square and improve and enhance the quality of the city’s public spaces, we are also supporting and investing in York Art Gallery and the refurbishment of St Leonard’s Place to transform this part of the city into a high quality cultural hub for York.”

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