Big Red kicks off £50m Brunswick Mill project
Work to convert the New Islington building into 153 apartments is underway.
Big Red Construction is delivering the £50m project on behalf of developer Arrowsmith Investments. Arrowsmith acquired the site from Maryland Securities last year.
Designed by Hodder + Partners and approved in 2021, Brunswick Mill will provide a mix of one-, two-, and three-bedroom apartments across two phases.
The first part of the Bradford Road project to come forward will be the conversion of the existing mill building.
The second phase will see four- and seven-storey new-build elements built to provide the remaining 127 homes.
Big Red, which is also building Peelers Yard for CERT Property and Myprotein founder Oliver Cookson, is expected to complete phase one in Q1 of 2026.
Orlando Reid is the sales agent for the project. So far, 42 of the 153 apartments have been sold off plan.
William Barnes, area manager at Orlando Reid, said: “It’s an exciting time for all involved and for the city of Manchester.
“We are about to see a historic listed building being transformed into luxury homes which ooze character. There’s nothing comparable of this type locally and it will prove to be very popular with buyers and tenants alike.”