The Hungate project includes the largest ever archaeological excavation in York and is one of the biggest developer-led projects in the U.K.
Funded by Hungate (York) Regeneration Ltd (HYRL), a joint venture between Lend Lease and Evans Property Group, as part of the work to create a new Hungate neighbourhood. The project has delivered all of the requirements of the planning process on time and to budget. During all stages of the project YAT has worked in close conjunction with HYRL to achieve their requirements and aspirations, which has included integrating community involvement into the project, adding to the cultural sustainability of the development. Hungate is an examplar project and through it YAT has delivered community, outreach, education and public benefits that engage with all levels of society.
Deeply stratified and complex archaeology, such as that encountered at Hungate, can possess considerable risk to a client aspiring to develop in the historic core of a city if it isn’t managed by a professional and skilled organisation. The experience and skills available at YAT, as displayed at Hungate, allows for the progressive and positive management of the archaeological risks which can afford benefits to all stakeholders in such a project.