RETAIL, LEISURE & NEW EVENTS
Vangarde Shopping Park provides a superior and modern shopping experience, thereby enhancing the attractiveness of Monks Cross as a top retail destination in York.
Showcasing York’s first John Lewis department store, the region’s largest M&S department store and a state of the art Next store. Not only does Vangarde feature fabulous places to eat including York’s first giraffe restaurant it also includes Prezzo, Nandos, Frankie & Benny’s and Wok N Go offering delicious evening meals for all the family to enjoy. But for those rainy days and cold winters you can warm up or just meet some friends for a catch up by visiting Costa Coffee, Caffe Nero. If you are looking for something luxurious to indulge in whilst shopping, Hotel Chocolat is an excellent choice for something sweet whilst you take a stroll through John Lewis.
Shoppers will never be short on car parking spaces with 1,340 to choose from, which also includes six car charging points for hybrid cars.
SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT AT THE PARK
Vangarde Shopping Park aims to be one of the most sustainable retail developments in the UK by targeting BREEAM Excellent rating throughout the development. BREEAM is the world’s leading measure of a building’s environmental performance and sustainability with ‘Outstanding’ being the highest award.
The park benefits from innovative green engineering solutions, such as renewable energy technology, modern glass and steel construction built with sustainable materials and improved public transport access, public footpaths and new cycle routes.
Vangarde Shopping Park also house a colony of great crested newts, the UK’s rarest and highly protected newt. The park does its utmost to preserve green corridors, watercourses, wildlife and landscapes, creating six new ponds alongside rough grassland areas and hibernation sites for the newts and other amphibians.
Vangarde has achieved an impressive reputable following on social media channels Facebook and Twitter over the last year.
Launching social media competitions, store giveaways and more every month there is always something on offer to enter on our social media feeds.
COMMUNITY PLAZA & BENEFITS
Vangarde boasts a picturesque Community Plaza, which was created to give shoppers a place to meet and relax before or after shopping or dining at one of its outlets.
The Plaza was created to meet its vision for the Shopping Park with trees and plants planted to ensure the Park keeps with its environmentally-friendly and sustainable ethos.
Vangarde’s green walls can be noticed from afar and have become one of the features that makes the Shopping Park one of the most environmentally-focused retail centres in the region.
One of Vangarde Shopping Park’s key visions is to use environmentally-friendly and sustainable practices in everything it uses and creates. All green walls are naturally produced and involve a range of flowers and plants local to the area.
Vangarde Shopping Park has incorporated pieces of art from local artists across the entire Park, which includes work from sculptor Tony Broomhead. Tony created two wooden boats with viewing deck, as well as vibrant floral murals, which are inspired by ancient hedgerow and textile printing methods.
In homage to the great crested newts that inhabited the area, Vangarde worked with local artist Dan Savage to create a number of stainless steel newts, which can be spotted around the entire Shopping Park.
Vangarde provides a number of wheelchairs available to hire out for use across the park. To use these amenities, please call in to the Centre Management Suite (located next to Prezzo), where you will need to present two forms of valid ID, one of which must contain your home address, and sign a hire form. If applicable, you must also provide your car registration number.
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Wheelchairs are free of charge and all they ask is that all wheelchairs do not leave the Vangarde Shopping Park site and are returned the same day. Wheelchairs can be booked in advance by calling the customer services team on 01904 238309.
Please note that Marks and Spencer also offer a wheelchair hire service (for use within its store only), which can be ordered at its customer service point.