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Report - Great Northern Railway Warehouse (After the Fire), Derby – September 2020


MotionlessMike

28DL Regular User
Regular User
More of an update than a full report, I fancied another look here to see what damage the recent fire had done.

The Railway Warehouse was built for the Great Northern Railway at their Friargate Station in Derby between 1877-8 by Kirk & Randall of Sleaford. The main part of the warehouse was built over three floors with a three story office building towards the front. The basement level was used for storing bonded goods of all types.

Services stopped operating from Friargate station in 1963 and from the goods yard in 1968. Other parts of the redundant line are the nearby Friargate Bridge and Bennerley Viaduct in Ilkeston.
Current owners Clowes intends to restore the warehouse building with possible conversion for apartments. Clowes also announced a deal to create the school on the nine acres of Friargate Goods Yard with work beginning last summer.
In the early hours of 26th May this year, the bonded warehouse was engulfed in flames after an arson attack. There have been many fires here over the years but this one was particularly severe and destroyed what was left of the roof.

Some pictures yoinked from the Derby Telegraph of the fire

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Outwardly not a lot has changed, just lots of floppy heras fence around the perimeter of the site.

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The main warehouse last summer

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And currently - oh dear...

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Other bits - the car and some ruined former office space

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Thankfully access to the cellars and garages is unchanged

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The former engine house was open on this occasion – also completely ruined

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Thanks for looking
 

MotionlessMike

28DL Regular User
Regular User
Interesting, I haven't seen pictures of the engine house accumulator tower before - got any more of this area?
No mate, unfortunately not. Glad you cleared that up because I wasn't sure what I was looking at exactly! :coat

Nice update. That was a blaze and a half. :thumb
It was indeed, thanks CJ
 

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