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dpack

nice snaps,rooms for improvement?

here

some of these might be beyond repair ,quite often what is considered "derelict "is no worse than "in need of repair and refurbishment"

for folk wanting a project poking about can reveal excellent places of oppertunity
Bodrighy

If I was younger................
MornieG

If I was younger................


If we had the money.............LOL

Mo.XX
Mistress Rose

The mills would make quite good blocks of flats. they have plenty of windows and if the structure was sound they would convert quite well. A church would need some rather inspired conversion, but the buildings at the RAF place and some of the others just need repairing.
dpack

the mill to flat conversion has been done quite a bit round hudds but there have been some issues .

the costs of doing the job and then selling them have priced most far too highly for affordability or value for money,some are very gloomy and many are located in rather grim areas

some are delightful well done and not overpriced

the cottages are often empty due to historical arguments and can be difficult to purchase or are located at the end of a long pony track and would require building a small but long road for modern styles of transport,the easy ones have mostly been reclaimed.

with the above caveats there are still some good locations to be found and obtained for restorations
Mistress Rose

We have a chapel near us that has been converted to a house. From the pictures when they were trying to sell it it looked nice, but it has virtually no parking and isn't very big, so in the end they rented it out. I used to attend the chapel for a while when I was a child and always thought it was rather gloomy, but dark wood and curtains may have been part of the problem.
Hairyloon

the mill to flat conversion has been done quite a bit round hudds but there have been some issues .

the costs of doing the job and then selling them have priced most far too highly for affordability or value for money...

Perhaps a good project for a housing cooperative?
JB

For a lot of them there was a good reason they were abandoned. There's no need for a mill when the industry's moved elsewhere and they don't make good housing projects because without the industry there's no need for the housing there. The smaller properties would make good restoration projects but the first question has always got to be why was it abandoned in the first place? and the second question is does that reason still apply?

For example the RAF Driffield site looks like an easy repair, until you realise it's two miles outside of Driffield which has a railway station making it a more attractive proposition for most people and, according to rightmove 230 properties for sale, 44 of which are under 100,000. Additionally the derelict properties there are now next to an industrial park. None of that makes it impossible but it does make it impractical. I wouldn't be surprised if similar reasons would apply to most of them
earthyvirgo

I can't help but see them all (well, most) as fabulous Galleries and artists studios Smile

EV
vegplot

Workshops. You can't have enough workshops.
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