The Arriva Building – York

I just can’t believe that this year it will be 5 years since we visited York. York city has boat trips along the river Ouse, and it was on our boat trip, that I photographed the Arriva building overlooking the river.

A monochrome image the Aviva Building overlooking the river Ouse.

The Arriva building, on Coney Street, was originally built in around 1672, by the then Lord Mayor of York, Ralph Broadly. Constructed in a traditional Georgian style, the building has been well preserved over the years and stands in stark contrast to the modern buildings around it.

The building looks like a typical Georgian townhouse from the outside, but it was actually built for Arriva plc, one of the country’s leading transport companies. The company moved their offices here in the late 1990s.

The impressive building has an interesting interior too, with vintage furniture and pictures from its heyday as a transport office. Even now, guest visiting the building get a sense of its history as a headquarters for an important business. It even houses modern offices, showing the contemporary side of the building.

The building has become an iconic local landmark. Not only does it have over 200 years of history, but it’s also the site for a thriving business. If you ever find yourself in York, make sure you visit the Arriva Building.

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14 responses to “The Arriva Building – York”

  1. It’s an attractive structure, Bren! Great shot. ❤️🇬🇧

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      1. I must visit my homeland someday. 😊🇬🇧

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        1. If you like countryside, we have such beautiful woodlands… and of course stately homes for you to visit.. You would be welcomed with a nice cup of char (tea) and a cucumber sandwich…. 😀 😀 😀

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          1. I love countryside photography! Cucumbers are delicious and I have apparently unknowingly made a cucumber sandwich until now. What’s up with that? 👍🏻❤️🇬🇧

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          2. It is what some us Brits refer to as a royalty garden parties, nice cup of tea and a cucumber sandwich, with the crusts cut off. You’ll be treated like royalty John xx 😀 😀 😀

            Now me, I can’t stand tea and I love crusts… 😀 😀 😀 And I love cheese with my cucumber 😀 😀 😀

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          3. Wow, thank you so much for this education on tea parties. I could never be royalty but a good size local or English cuke here is so good sliced up on a proper plate and then flavored with my favorite sauces. Cheese with cuke sounds yummy! I have used the letter U in a few posts and nobody seemed to notice. Some folks use the term Spot On now here. Thanks, internet. 😬

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          4. 🤣🤣🤣 our Queen knew how to throw tea parties… oh the internet with its words now often send me to Google xx

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  2. Well, how about that. I’ve often been to York, of course, but never particularly noticed that building.


    1. Yes, I tend to not notice buildings that are local to me. I think you get so used to places that you just take buildings in your stride.

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      1. Yes. Silly, isn’t it? I’ll make a point of looking at this next time.

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        1. The things I’ve missed locally and didn’t even know they were there. I think it was only since I’ve taken up photography, that I’ve become more aware of my surroundings.

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  3. Amazing architecture indeed 🙂

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    1. It is, isn’t it?

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