Spark:York update

Spark:York update – 20th October 2017

The question on everybody’s lips right now is “when are you opening?”

The below is intended to provide an update on the build:

As a team we have recently had cause to review the timescales for the completion of the build and, in taking advice from our construction partners, we have taken the decision to move the public launch to early spring 2018.

We would like to take this opportunity to assure you that the development continues to move along at pace; however we must also ensure that this is done in line with industry standards in build quality and safety. With the winter months being a particularly uncertain time for any development, due to the risk of adverse weather conditions, we also felt it better to ensure we have contingency built into our delivery plan.

Since the containers dropped five weeks ago, we’ve been busy installing electricity, plumbing and most of the windows and doors. The remaining tasks include:

  • Constructing the ground and first floor levels
  • Creating a community garden
  • Installing the interactive artwork across the site
  • Providing lighting and signage

Following this, we will be able to hand over individual units to our exciting range of tenants, for them to undertake the finishing touches to their new homes; followed by some general site-wide sprucing to get it ready for your visit.

Your support is the reason we are able to make our vision a reality and we are committed to being open and honest with you as we continue on this journey. And we can’t wait to welcome you all to enjoy Spark:York early next year.

In the meantime, you can find details of our tenants here, details of our community activity here


The Spark:York team

Photo credit: York360

Sam Leach