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Think the basement ('garden' ) flat will be costliest. It will probably come with fantastic water views visible through your windows and a lifeboat ;)

Nothing like relaxing with a glass of wine, watching the roach and perch going by....

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I was intrigued, so looked at the Flood Risk Assessment on the Planning Application

It is a good document and has photos of the building in flood conditions

http://planningaccess.york.gov.uk/online-applications/files/9D15289681119927D4566B97D2E84D8D/pdf/13_00929_FULM-FLOOD_RISK_ASSESSMENT-1395487.pdf

It states that the Nov 2000 floods (the worst for a long while) saw the river peak at 10.4m and that anecdotal evidence suggests that flooded the ground floor of the building to 0.5m depth

In the renovation, it is proposed to allow the basement to flood as it does now, but to make the first floor flood resistant to a depth of 1200mm, corresponding to a river depth of 11m, that being protection against a 1% annual probability event...

In addition, there is going to be a bridge from the building across the nearby road to 'higher ground'

Quite a scheme

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I was intrigued, so looked at the Flood Risk Assessment on the Planning Application

It is a good document and has photos of the building in flood conditions

http://planningaccess.york.gov.uk/online-applications/files/9D15289681119927D4566B97D2E84D8D/pdf/13_00929_FULM-FLOOD_RISK_ASSESSMENT-1395487.pdf

It states that the Nov 2000 floods (the worst for a long while) saw the river peak at 10.4m and that anecdotal evidence suggests that flooded the ground floor of the building to 0.5m depth

In the renovation, it is proposed to allow the basement to flood as it does now, but to make the first floor flood resistant to a depth of 1200mm, corresponding to a river depth of 11m, that being protection against a 1% annual probability event...

In addition, there is going to be a bridge from the building across the nearby road to 'higher ground'

Quite a scheme

"Get the children, darling! The bridge is our only chance!"

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No so long ago they would have just demolished the old warehouse as worthless, except for hardcore, due to the risk of flooding.

Progress.

Edited by billybong

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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.

Thats a lot to pay for the privilege of living over a restaurant. And you're surely onto a winner when an emergency flooding escape route is part of the building.

What an odd way to spend 600k+, is anyone actually committing to buy ?

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Man in hospital after jumping into River Ouse

Police call for ban on any more new pubs in York city centre

Mother who went on drinking spree could lose child

The top 3 news stories on that york local news website :lol:

Are they offering to pay these large amounts to encourage people to live there? I thought for a moment they were asking people to pay! Can you imagine !? :lol:

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I don't get why someone would setup a new business or restaurant on the ground floor. Who wants to live with that uncertainty and/or insurance costs.

I guess for the same reasons that people live and farm on the slopes of Mount Vesuvius.

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The slopes of Vesuvious are very fertile.

The waterside of York can be very wet. And you have the horsed of drunk puking young farmers from the Wolds and the misc. scum from middlesbrough to tend with.

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I walk past it most days and the car park for it seems ridiculously small. 2 lots of tight spaces opposite with not much gap inbetween. It is a scenic building from the outside but has quite a few negatives from it's exact location.

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