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GU Bulbourne Yard developed

The historic Bulbourne Yard on the Grand Union Canal summit is finally being developed as housing, 16 years after lock gate production ceased.

The workshops were built in 1882 and made lock gates for 120 years. After they closed in 2003, the Canal & River Trust failed to find commercial uses that would keep the buildings in their existing format.

The development is by H2O Urban, CRT's joint partnership with housing developer Bloc.

It will build 25 homes, using the four Grade II-listed buildings, two other buildings and eight new homes, along with 48 parking spaces. A new pedestrian footbridge (not shown) will also be built, and CRT says it will retain offices there and some features of the old site, including the wharf and crane.

The 25 new houses at Bulbourne should be completed by 2021.

Tuesday 20 August  | Andrew Denny  | 1.27pm, Tuesday 20 August 2019

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