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Sowerby Bridge Wharf

Sowerby Bridge Wharf

 

is the terminal basin of the Calder & Hebble Navigation, and its interchange with the Rochdale Canal. We are lucky to be in one of the outstanding canal basins in the country, whose 200 year-old buildings were recently restored to good condition and active use, after seven years’ work by British Waterways (predecessor to Canal & River Trust) and the tenants – including us. As well as a thriving pub and two restaurants, we now have a coffee shop, upmarket hairdressers, ladies' gym, web marketers and offices. The buildings look smashing, and lots more people are working in the basin. We are very grateful to British Waterways, Calderdale Council and the Sowerby Bridge Forum for the sensitive way they handled the scheme, and to the Heritage Lottery Fund and Yorkshire Forward for much of the funding. An essential factor was the imaginative and persuasive input from Regeneration Through Heritage, part of The Prince's Regeneration Trust. The whole site is listed Grade 2, and No. 4 Warehouse (which contains our wet dock) is 2*.

Sowerby Bridge Wharf

Sowerby Bridge Wharf

Looking down from Bolton Brow

Sowerby Bridge Wharf

Looking west from Chain Bridge

Sowerby Bridge Wharf

View east - Wainhouse Tower

Sowerby Bridge Wharf

Calder House 1779

Sowerby Bridge Wharf

The glass lift, No. 4 Warehouse

Sowerby Bridge Wharf

Looking east

Sowerby Bridge Wharf

Looking west