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Shedkm gets the OK for £50m mill-to-homes project in Manchester

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Shedkm has been given the go-ahead for a £50 million project to convert the site of a Victorian mill in Manchester into 202 flats

Backed by developer Capital & Centric, the 16,300m² development will see the derelict 1855 Talbot Mill refurbished and a new apartment block built alongside it in Worsley Street.

The main mill building’s central staircases will be removed as part of the overhaul to make way for the apartments, but many of the mill’s original features will be retained.

Work is expected to start in autumn this year and complete by the end of 2020, with the apartments all offered for sale, rather than rent.

Capital & Centric’s Adam Higgins said: ’Talbot is one of five mills in Manchester that we are breathing new life into and, as always, the “liveability” factor is massive for us. It’s about celebrating the history of the building while creating a place for modern living.

’We want to create an amazing neighbourhood where people can get to know each other. That’s why our design is centred on a shared garden courtyard.

‘We’ll be giving local people another opportunity to own a piece of Manchester’s history. We think it’ll be pretty cool to say that you live in one of Manchester’s largest surviving textile mills and we can’t wait to get started on restoring it to its former glory.’

The project is the latest of Capital & Centric’s major developments in Manchester City Centre, with the developer already working on the £250 million Kampus development alongside joint venture partner Henry Boot Developments.

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Project data

Location Manchester
Type of project Residential
Client Capital & Centric
Architect shedkm
Landscape architect Exterior Architecture
Planning consultant Deloitte
Structural engineer Joule Consulting Engineers
M&E consultant Progressive Services Design
Quantity surveyor Cinns
Start on site Autumn 2018
Contract duration 18–24 months
Gross internal floor area 16,000m²
Total cost £50 million

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