Monks Cross Shopping Park, York

Monks Cross Shopping Park Trust

A series of initiatives at Monks Cross Shopping Park including a complete façade refurbishment, new 22,750 sq.ft retail unit, six new pod units and the revitalisation of the public realm

Urban Edge was asked by the estate owners of Monks Cross Shopping Park, York to refurbish the façades and the car park and extend this shopping destination.

The entire park has been re-planned to provide a fresh contemporary aesthetic for the existing shopfronts, a new public realm, and a two-sided pedestrianised zone to the north, created by putting small kiosks between the northern retail frontage and the car park.

A further retail unit is proposed to the south, creating a new gateway into the site. We will achieve all of the changes whilst working within the considerable constraints of budget, parking numbers, maintaining cycle and bus links, and LPA requirements.

The new clutter-free public realm offers an opportunity for arranging occasional events and provides an attractive pedestrian promenade with new raised planting beds and convenient and low maintenance street furniture. One of the sections of the promenade has been designed to include elements of play, linking the active shopfronts, cafés and restaurants with the existing play area.

The scheme has been granted planning permission.

390,000 sq.ft

Retail accommodation

1,000 (approx)

Parking spaces


Development budget