NEW apartments which will be part of the rebirth of a riverside landmark in York have gone on the market – with a starting price of £625,000.
The four apartments are being created through the redevelopment of the historic Bonding Warehouse, which closed more than 13 years ago following serious flooding and is now shrouded in sheeting as work on the prominent city-centre site continues.
The listed 19th-century building next to Skeldergate Bridge was bought in 2012 by York-based developers Grantside, who will have their own headquarters in new offices which are also part of the scheme.
The scheme includes a new mansard roof, which will house a pair of large two-bedroom apartments at the east end of the site.
New upper floors are being added to its western end, where two three-bedroom duplex apartments are also now available to buy.
The properties – which are being advertised on a banner down the side of the Bonding Warehouse – are due to be completed in May, with the office space being based on the ground and first floors of the building.
Grantside managing director Steve Davis said: “Our team have used the historic attributes of the building and created exceptional accommodation, which will see the building transformed from its derelict state to an impressive, sustainable place to live and work.
“We are looking forward to welcoming occupiers to their new offices and homes.”
The Bonding Warehouse’s last use before it closed in November 2000 was as a pub, restaurant and music venue.
But it was boarded up after the River Ouse reached record levels and flooded the building.
A series of plans for its regeneration were subsequently produced.
These included a hotel and restaurant and later a media arts centre, before Grantside’s purchase of the site led to plans for the apartments and offices being approved last year.
The conversion work is being carried out by the York office of Lindum Group Ltd.