University of York – Central Hall and Campus West landscape receive Grade II listing (January 2019)

The University of York’s Central Hall, Derwent College, and Campus West landscape have been Grade II listed by Historic England.

Historic England describes Central Hall as having a “striking and bold design”, heralding “the beginning of contemporary university planning in Britain” and continuing the historic tradition of the earlier ‘red-brick’ universities in featuring a great hall for special events. The University’s Campus West was noted for its “high-quality post-war university landscape that fulfils the architects’ masterplan vision of creating a town in miniature with a pedestrianised environment.”

Historic England said that the mostly unaltered landscape of Campus West had a design that successfully integrated the new landscape with the historic Heslington Hall gardens.

See the University of York’s press release for full details.