One side of a landmark York building will soon disappear under scaffolding.
The Boyes building on Bridge Street needs some more TLC.
So permission is being sought to install the scaffolding on the river elevation side.
The Bridge Street elevation has been refurbished recently so it won’t be covered.
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“The purpose of the proposed scaffold is to enable a detailed dilapidation survey to be carried out to assess remedial works necessary to the elevation,” planning documents state.
“A further listed building application will be made, working together with the local authority conservation to establish these works.”
The application says they will minimise the anchor points for the scaffolding, and all feature brick and stonework will be avoided.
Boyes opened their Bridge Street store in 1906 in a former paint warehouse. But that burned down in December 1910. The store was rebuilt and reopened in 1912.
Until recently it was home to the Piccolino café and restaurant. But that closed last September, as part of a restructuring by its owners the Individual Restaurants Company.