New social club is at the heart of Burnholme housing project

Pictured outside the old Burnholme Social Club are, from the left, Marjory Pearson, Ron Fisher and Albert Ford from the club, with from Lindum York Neil Coote, site manager Phil Sedman, Quantity Survery Martin Crellin and Ben Hudson from Hudson Moody

Pictured outside the old Burnholme Social Club are, from the left, Marjory Pearson, Ron Fisher and Albert Ford from the club, with from Lindum York Neil Coote, site manager Phil Sedman, Quantity Survery Martin Crellin and Ben Hudson from Hudson Moody

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YORK has started on building homes and a modern new social club in a York suburb.

The development, known as Heworth Edge, will take place on the site of the old Burnholme Social Club, which is to be demolished.

York construction firm Lindum has been appointed to build the 28 two and three bedroom homes and nine apartments, which will be completed early next year.

Lindum spokesman Andrew Garrens said it was receiving lots of positive feedback about the new social club, which will be the same size as the old club, with a huge communal area.

"The club has been a key feature in the local community for more than 130 years but the building had fallen into a state of disrepair, so the most viable option was to build a brand new club," he said.

"The purpose-built property is designed to be energy efficient and low maintenance and there’s no doubt it will be a fantastic asset to the area.”

Prices at Heworth Edge will start at £150,000 and the first homes will be released for sale later this year.

Ben Hudson, managing partner at Hudson Moody, which is marketing the homes, said that within weeks of posting details on the firm's website, it had received more than 250 inquiries.

He said that in recent years, there had been a lack of residential development in and around York. "Now that the housing market has turned a corner, demand for high quality new homes in good locations is outstripping supply," he said.

“Heworth Edge is in a popular area with good transport links and will offer a fantastic range of contemporary homes, so it ticks all the boxes for lots of homebuyers and we’re anticipating plenty of demand when these properties are released for sale.”

Mr Garrens said there was a major shortage of new homes being built in the area. "When this is combined with the exceptional standard of homes that we’re building, we’re confident that Heworth Edge will be extremely popular with potential buyers who want a high quality home in a great location.”

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9:47am Mon 14 Apr 14

Hereiamagainhaha says...

Waste of a lovely building, shouldn't be allowed......
Waste of a lovely building, shouldn't be allowed...... Hereiamagainhaha
  • Score: 17

9:49am Mon 14 Apr 14

zorpie says...

Is the taxpayer footing the bill for this?
Is the taxpayer footing the bill for this? zorpie
  • Score: -6

1:00pm Mon 14 Apr 14

bloodaxe says...

zorpie wrote:
Is the taxpayer footing the bill for this?
In what way ? What if they are anyway ? Investment in social housing is exactly what the country needs. Housing stock is an asset. Rents pay for any borrowing, which is always long term and at reasonable rates. The social payback is incalculable. If all you care about is the bottom line and your own pocket then just look at the USA and the social nightmare which results.
[quote][p][bold]zorpie[/bold] wrote: Is the taxpayer footing the bill for this?[/p][/quote]In what way ? What if they are anyway ? Investment in social housing is exactly what the country needs. Housing stock is an asset. Rents pay for any borrowing, which is always long term and at reasonable rates. The social payback is incalculable. If all you care about is the bottom line and your own pocket then just look at the USA and the social nightmare which results. bloodaxe
  • Score: 2

5:49pm Mon 14 Apr 14

highvoltage says...

zorpie wrote:
Is the taxpayer footing the bill for this?
Yes because all social clubs are built using tax payers money. Oh hang on a minute this one isn't. It's self funded. Very quick to judge aren't you.
[quote][p][bold]zorpie[/bold] wrote: Is the taxpayer footing the bill for this?[/p][/quote]Yes because all social clubs are built using tax payers money. Oh hang on a minute this one isn't. It's self funded. Very quick to judge aren't you. highvoltage
  • Score: 1

8:06pm Mon 14 Apr 14

Warren Z says...

Council vandalism, they should all be ashamed. No official handover of the brown envelopes I note.
Council vandalism, they should all be ashamed. No official handover of the brown envelopes I note. Warren Z
  • Score: 0

8:35pm Mon 14 Apr 14

Seadog says...

Rumour has it that there are/were some rather fine stained glass windows concealed by modern brickwork/plasterboa
rd etc (both internally and out) in the old billiard room. I do hope someone investigates this possibilitiy carefully before the wrecking balls start to swing!
Rumour has it that there are/were some rather fine stained glass windows concealed by modern brickwork/plasterboa rd etc (both internally and out) in the old billiard room. I do hope someone investigates this possibilitiy carefully before the wrecking balls start to swing! Seadog
  • Score: 1

5:11am Tue 15 Apr 14

Magicman! says...

How on earth did they get permission to knock that aesthetically pleasing building down?? I'm betting what will replace it will be some modern glass and wood-fronted block with a slanty roof made up to look like a single piece of material.... or perhaps the roof will be in a wave shape. I expect the wall will have bits of wood cladding on, and the windws will have steel louvres fitted. That's pretty much the description of every single 'community' type building that's been built in York over the last few years.
How on earth did they get permission to knock that aesthetically pleasing building down?? I'm betting what will replace it will be some modern glass and wood-fronted block with a slanty roof made up to look like a single piece of material.... or perhaps the roof will be in a wave shape. I expect the wall will have bits of wood cladding on, and the windws will have steel louvres fitted. That's pretty much the description of every single 'community' type building that's been built in York over the last few years. Magicman!
  • Score: 2

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