Flood escape walkway installed at the Bonding Warehouse

The new walkway to the Bonding Warehouse development

The new walkway to the Bonding Warehouse development

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THE multimillion-pound rebirth of a riverside landmark in York has seen a new walkway installed to provide its new residents with an escape route if serious floods strike.

The Bonding Warehouse is being converted into four apartments and office space through a scheme led by York developers Grantside, whose own headquarters will on the ground floor of the site, after more than a decade of lying empty.

Part of the scheme includes a private bridge linking the Grade II listed building to Skeldergate due to the flood risk posed by the River Ouse, which is now in place.

The project is on schedule and the two and three-bedroom apartments will be completed in May.

Two of the apartments will be housed within a new roof space at the east end of the site, with a pair of duplex homes based in new upper floors at the western end.

The ground and first floors of the Victorian building will be office accommodation, with Grantside’s planning permission – secured last year – also allowing a restaurant to open there.

The whole site covers 7,000 sq ft, with prices for the apartments starting at £625,000 and one selling for £1 million.

DHP Croft, which is marketing the properties, said interest had been “phenomenal”, with more than 150 inquiries made and sales being agreed. Construction work is being carried out by Lindum York.

The Bonding Warehouse was a pub, restaurant and music venue before closing in 2000 after serious floods, after which it did not reopen until Grantside bought the site for an undisclosed sum in 2012.

It was once earmarked by City of York Council as a potential base for a digital media and cultural centre, but this idea was dropped as alternative sites were sought for this use.

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8:10am Tue 11 Mar 14

Garrowby Turnoff says...

This bridge. Will CoYC 'restrict access' between 7am and 7pm?
This bridge. Will CoYC 'restrict access' between 7am and 7pm? Garrowby Turnoff
  • Score: 5

8:30am Tue 11 Mar 14

AnotherPointofView says...

Garrowby Turnoff wrote:
This bridge. Will CoYC 'restrict access' between 7am and 7pm?
No initially it will be 10.30 - 17.00, but longer hours later.

I see the voting troll is out of bed early todaywith GT's post being -28 after only 20 mins.
[quote][p][bold]Garrowby Turnoff[/bold] wrote: This bridge. Will CoYC 'restrict access' between 7am and 7pm?[/p][/quote]No initially it will be 10.30 - 17.00, but longer hours later. I see the voting troll is out of bed early todaywith GT's post being -28 after only 20 mins. AnotherPointofView
  • Score: 30

8:48am Tue 11 Mar 14

notmyrealname says...

good to see that the privileged few who can afford a million are well protected from the inconvenience of the floods. The chances are these apartments will be holiday homes for the rich who will probably be safe and dry in London . Just wait until that Thames Barrier fails ..
good to see that the privileged few who can afford a million are well protected from the inconvenience of the floods. The chances are these apartments will be holiday homes for the rich who will probably be safe and dry in London . Just wait until that Thames Barrier fails .. notmyrealname
  • Score: 21

10:06am Tue 11 Mar 14

eeoodares says...

notmyrealname wrote:
good to see that the privileged few who can afford a million are well protected from the inconvenience of the floods. The chances are these apartments will be holiday homes for the rich who will probably be safe and dry in London . Just wait until that Thames Barrier fails ..
Really? If they have bought a £1M flat the chances are they will have a nice car, so where will that be? floating down to Naburn!
[quote][p][bold]notmyrealname[/bold] wrote: good to see that the privileged few who can afford a million are well protected from the inconvenience of the floods. The chances are these apartments will be holiday homes for the rich who will probably be safe and dry in London . Just wait until that Thames Barrier fails ..[/p][/quote]Really? If they have bought a £1M flat the chances are they will have a nice car, so where will that be? floating down to Naburn! eeoodares
  • Score: 13

10:28am Tue 11 Mar 14

TheTruthHurts says...

AnotherPointofView wrote:
Garrowby Turnoff wrote:
This bridge. Will CoYC 'restrict access' between 7am and 7pm?
No initially it will be 10.30 - 17.00, but longer hours later.

I see the voting troll is out of bed early todaywith GT's post being -28 after only 20 mins.
Maybe it got voted down because it was an appalling attempt at a joke, and has already been trotted out on numerous other stories that mention 'bridge'?
[quote][p][bold]AnotherPointofView[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Garrowby Turnoff[/bold] wrote: This bridge. Will CoYC 'restrict access' between 7am and 7pm?[/p][/quote]No initially it will be 10.30 - 17.00, but longer hours later. I see the voting troll is out of bed early todaywith GT's post being -28 after only 20 mins.[/p][/quote]Maybe it got voted down because it was an appalling attempt at a joke, and has already been trotted out on numerous other stories that mention 'bridge'? TheTruthHurts
  • Score: 7

11:14am Tue 11 Mar 14

inthesticks says...

I hope that`s not the finished product in the picture.
I hope that`s not the finished product in the picture. inthesticks
  • Score: 8

11:39am Tue 11 Mar 14

sniper 9964 says...

Whats the betting that the on street metered parking will turn into private resident's only care of our corrupted CyC
Whats the betting that the on street metered parking will turn into private resident's only care of our corrupted CyC sniper 9964
  • Score: 7

12:46pm Tue 11 Mar 14

Buzzz Light-year says...

TheTruthHurts wrote:
AnotherPointofView wrote:
Garrowby Turnoff wrote:
This bridge. Will CoYC 'restrict access' between 7am and 7pm?
No initially it will be 10.30 - 17.00, but longer hours later.

I see the voting troll is out of bed early todaywith GT's post being -28 after only 20 mins.
Maybe it got voted down because it was an appalling attempt at a joke, and has already been trotted out on numerous other stories that mention 'bridge'?
That's why I voted thumbs down.
[quote][p][bold]TheTruthHurts[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]AnotherPointofView[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Garrowby Turnoff[/bold] wrote: This bridge. Will CoYC 'restrict access' between 7am and 7pm?[/p][/quote]No initially it will be 10.30 - 17.00, but longer hours later. I see the voting troll is out of bed early todaywith GT's post being -28 after only 20 mins.[/p][/quote]Maybe it got voted down because it was an appalling attempt at a joke, and has already been trotted out on numerous other stories that mention 'bridge'?[/p][/quote]That's why I voted thumbs down. Buzzz Light-year
  • Score: 2

5:31pm Tue 11 Mar 14

Garrowby Turnoff says...

Buzzz Light-year wrote:
TheTruthHurts wrote:
AnotherPointofView wrote:
Garrowby Turnoff wrote:
This bridge. Will CoYC 'restrict access' between 7am and 7pm?
No initially it will be 10.30 - 17.00, but longer hours later.

I see the voting troll is out of bed early todaywith GT's post being -28 after only 20 mins.
Maybe it got voted down because it was an appalling attempt at a joke, and has already been trotted out on numerous other stories that mention 'bridge'?
That's why I voted thumbs down.
LOL. So, will the bridge be bike friendly?
[quote][p][bold]Buzzz Light-year[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]TheTruthHurts[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]AnotherPointofView[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Garrowby Turnoff[/bold] wrote: This bridge. Will CoYC 'restrict access' between 7am and 7pm?[/p][/quote]No initially it will be 10.30 - 17.00, but longer hours later. I see the voting troll is out of bed early todaywith GT's post being -28 after only 20 mins.[/p][/quote]Maybe it got voted down because it was an appalling attempt at a joke, and has already been trotted out on numerous other stories that mention 'bridge'?[/p][/quote]That's why I voted thumbs down.[/p][/quote]LOL. So, will the bridge be bike friendly? Garrowby Turnoff
  • Score: -3

1:45am Thu 13 Mar 14

Magicman! says...

inthesticks wrote:
I hope that`s not the finished product in the picture.
It'd be fun to attempt if it was!
[quote][p][bold]inthesticks[/bold] wrote: I hope that`s not the finished product in the picture.[/p][/quote]It'd be fun to attempt if it was! Magicman!
  • Score: 1

1:48am Thu 13 Mar 14

Magicman! says...

Quick thought.... the emergency bridge is designed to provide a means of access should the front door be flooded. The front door faces onto this stretch of Terry Avenue just after it branches off Skeldergate. The bridge also comes down to this exact same stretch of Terry Avenue, at the same height above the river, just opposite the normal door.... so residents will still need waders and a boat if the road is flooded.
Quick thought.... the emergency bridge is designed to provide a means of access should the front door be flooded. The front door faces onto this stretch of Terry Avenue just after it branches off Skeldergate. The bridge also comes down to this exact same stretch of Terry Avenue, at the same height above the river, just opposite the normal door.... so residents will still need waders and a boat if the road is flooded. Magicman!
  • Score: 1

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