Had the chance to take a look around the fire station on Clifford Street in York. It’s been empty for a while and is awaiting redevelopment into (yes you guessed) apartments. Much of this former chapel will be demolished completely with only a facade remaining.
The access to the firefighter’s pole.
A premium is sure to be paid for front apartments overlooking Clifford’s Tower.
What was once the mess hall. There is virtually nothing left in the building now.
The main forecourt area where the engines lived.
A local arts initiative ‘Blank Canvas’ will be taking the place over for a few weeks before demolition begins providing a pop up exhibition space and area for arts workshops.
I particularly enjoyed the sense of calm and stillness here ~ a place witness to such frenetic activity and on constant alert now utterly at rest.
One of the few remaining artefacts ~ locker keys on a window ledge.
Details of Blank Canvas: https://www.facebook.com/blankcanvasyork