Rachel Harvey Development Manager at Make It York said:
“We are delighted to work with THOR’S Tipi on developing these additional new outdoor spaces which are a vibrant and fun addition to Parliament Street. The art benches are designed to give people the chance to sit and enjoy some fabulous local art whilst they relax and take a moment to enjoy our beautiful city. The new seating areas have all been created to support nearby businesses by providing additional spots for people to relax and safely enjoy their food and drink, and it’s been great to see how popular these have been with residents and visitors.”
Amanda Monaghan, Director THOR’S tipi said:
“We were delighted to work on this project. It’s been such a tough year for so many people and it’s the perfect antidote to see pops of colour throughout Parliament Street. We created the various seating styles to be beautiful, unique, practical and something the city can enjoy throughout the warmer months. We worked with Jeff and Brenna (from AOP Projects) to create the artwork and photography, with the theme ‘mindfulness in busy spaces’. We can’t wait to see people enjoying them.”
Councillor Andrew Waller, Executive Member for Economy and Strategic Planning said:
“We are delighted to have worked with partners York BID and Make it York to introduce new outdoor spaces and seating on Parliament Street.
“We want to encourage people to enjoy the city centre safely.The seating pods will provide a number of picturesque, outdoor spots for residents and visitors to sit and relax safely.
“Residents and businesses have been terrific in helping to keep our city and each other safe, but it’s vital that we continue to take the next steps carefully. Residents are encouraged to get tested regularly and to continue to follow hands, face and space.”
For more information about what is open in the city visit https://www.visityork.org/what-is-open-in-york
Notes to Editor
Make It York
Make It York’s purpose is to develop and promote the city and its surroundings – nationally and internationally – as a vibrant and attractive place to live, visit, study, work and do business. The company’s remit covers leisure and business tourism, city centre management, festivals and events, business support and inward investment.
One of Make It York’s strategic aims is to promote York as a brilliant place to do business, helping to support business growth and innovation across a range of business sectors, such as financial & professional services, rail and high value manufacturing and to stimulate greater inward investment.
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