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This article was published before Vincent & Brown became Vincent & Partners

Public Consultation opens for Coney Street Riverside

Our plans for the regeneration of Coney Street have been unveiled as part of the public consultation for Helmsley Group’s Coney Street Riverside Masterplan.

The proposals include the realisation of a 50-year ambition to create a riverside walkway, along with significant green accessible public realm and enhanced connectivity between the river and Coney Street. Vincent & Brown, in collaboration with Landscape Designers Gillespies, have looked to continue the local language of snickleways and courtyards to create interest and intrigue as pedestrians move through the development.

The scheme will include the creation of 250,000 sq ft of mixed-use boutique retail, leisure, commercial, and residential space, responding to the changing nature of the high street and ensuring Coney Street remains a vibrant primary street within the city of York.

The development looks to secure the future of the historic buildings on site by creatively repurposing the currently vacant upper floors and refurbishing the shopfronts in a sensitive manner.

New development on the riverside takes inspiration from the site’s heritage and makes reference to the historic plots and waterlanes, maintaining the warehouse typology of the riverside and responding to key views of the site.

The masterplan to date has been shaped collaboratively with input from key city stakeholders and will be on display for feedback from the public from 12th September onwards at 29-31 Coney Street as part of the University of York’s Street Life project.

Further information can be found at


12 Sept 2022