Proposal launched to convert listed mill into apartments and commercial opportunities

Plans to safeguard and breathe new life into the listed Brunswick Mill building on Bradford Road, East Manchester, were unveiled today (November 30), with a residential and workplace regeneration scheme proposed for the site.

A public consultation was launched today to showcase the proposals designed by architect Hodder + Partners.

The plans include the refurbishment and conversion of the mill building to provide around 150 new homes set around an attractive central courtyard, and the construction of two adjacent new buildings fronting Bradford Road, which will add a further 110 homes.

Crucially, the new buildings will be no taller than the existing mill and are designed to complement and enhance the setting of the mill and the neighbouring properties.

To help bring life and activity to Bradford Road, approximately 20,000 sq ft of commercial and communal space will also be included at the ground floor of the refurbished Mill.

These new proposals, alongside attractively landscaped outdoor areas, and a convenient publicly accessible route through the site to the Ashton Canal tow path, will help to provide a revived sense of place for residents and the local community.

A spokesperson for the project team, said: “The main ambition of this scheme is to celebrate the listed Brunswick Mill and secure its long-term future.

“In addition to refurbishing the mill, we want to create a sustainable and characterful neighbourhood that enhances the environment and brings vibrancy back to Bradford Road.

“The site is in an excellent location and can help provide a key link between New Islington and the Etihad Campus.”

The project team comprises Hodder + Partners architects and Deloitte planning, assembled by Maryland Securities.

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