Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

£50M Plan to Transform One of City's Oldest Mills

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

£50M Plan to Transform One of City's Oldest Mills

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ONE of Manchester's oldest mills could be transformed into a swanky apartment building.

Plans to turn Talbot Mill in Castlefield into one of the city's trendiest new blocks of flats have now been tabled.

The £50m scheme could see the dilapidated building turned into 200 apartments.

Designed by ShedKM, the flats would be split across the historic textile mill, on Ellesmere Street, and a new building on Worsley Street.

The development would surround a central courtyard, which will have access down to the canal basin.

The former factory, which dates back to 1855, was a key part of Manchester's industrial boom.

More than 150-years-old, it is one of the city's last remaining mills from the period and helped spearhead the transformation of the Cornbrook area.

Tim Heatley, of developer Capital and Centric, said: "Talbot is a stunning example of Manchester's industrial heritage - something the city is quite rightly proud of. …

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