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Bonding Warehouse Refurbishment To Be Shown to York Civic Trust

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9:38am 12th May 2014

Members of the York Civic Trust are to be given a unique opportunity to see first-hand the results of a major refurbishment of one of York’s historic landmark buildings.

As works are nearing completion at the Bonding Warehouse, invited guests are to be given a guided tour to see how the extensive works undertaken to date have transformed the derelict building into one of York’s most prestigious premises, returning this great historic building situated on the River Ouse back to a sustainable use.

The event, taking place on Thursday 15th May, is being jointly hosted by owners/developers Grantside Ltd and construction contractors Lindum York.

Grantside’s Development Director Peter Callaghan said “We knew this great old building was in a very poor state of repair when we bought it, however once we got on site working it became very evident just how close the roof was to collapse. We are therefore delighted to have been instrumental in not only saving but rejuvenating this historic building, successfully restoring its position as a thriving commercial centre whilst retaining the grand heritage appearance and architecture.

We hope the members of the Civic Trust will be as impressed as we are in the restoration of this building which offers exclusive residential and office accommodation.”

Construction work started on the site in September last year and has involved a number of complex challenges as Neil Coote, Director for Lindum York, explains “Although Lindum has extensive experience in the restoration and refurbishment of Grade I and Grade II listed buildings, the very unique nature of this project has proved challenging even for our experienced team!

The extensive refurbishment of this 19thCentury building has involved close liaison with Planners and Conservation specialists, the Environment Agency and Canals and Rivers Trust, with flood management as a key design element due to its riverside location on the bank of the River Ouse.

Major foundation and structural concrete strengthening works to the basement and the construction of a flood evacuation bridge are amongst the unique flood water related works carried out.

Balancing the need to meet modern day building regulations whilst retaining the original heritage features has also been a major challenge. The exceptional end results achieved here are evidence of the successful ‘team working’ approach and determination shown by all those involved in the project and we are very proud of the contribution made by the Lindum Team.”

Peter Brown, Director of York Civic Trust, who is helping to organise the event, said “We have had an overwhelming response from our members for this event, so much so we are already looking at arranging another date to try to accommodate those we cannot include this time”

Guests will be given a guided tour of the building followed by a reception and presentation at Fairfax House, the York Civic Trust Headquarters on Castlegate. Helping with the tour of the building will be Keith Willert, Lindum Site Manager and Tony McArdle, Assistant Site Manager, who will be on hand to help answer questions and explain intricate details of the refurbishment process undertaken.

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