Status: Full Planning and Listed Building Consent
Category: Mixed Use, Residential, Office and Restaurant
Topics: Listed Building, Flooding
Conservation, Residential Project
Mixed use scheme for conversion of Grade II listed warehouse
The Bonding Warehouse is a Grade II Listed Building dating back to 1875. It was originally used for storage during York's days as a thriving commercial port. The warehouse was used by Rowntree’s for many years before being converted into a restaurant in the 1970s.
The warehouse is located on the banks of the River Ouse in York and had been closed for almost 13 years after suffering a serious flood event in November 2000.
Various plans to secure the future of the building, including for a hotel and for a media centre had previously been abandoned when in 2014 O’Neill Associates, working with York developer Grantside Limited, obtained planning permission and listed building consent to convert the building for a mixture of uses. These included modern office suites, luxury apartments and a restaurant.
Due to the risk of flooding, a detailed access strategy was devised which included the construction of a new bridge link to provide emergency access to higher ground.
The sensitive renovation project which was designed to respect the heritage of the building involved a series of internal and external alterations to the former warehouse, including the replacement of the existing roof.
Upon grant of full planning and listed building consent the former warehouse was successfully converted securing it future, providing high quality business and living accommodation, and leading to an enhancement of its riverbank setting.