Capital&Centric ready to pull trigger on £34m Talbot Mill
Work on the residential project could begin later in 2023, more than five years after Manchester City Council first approved the scheme.
Capital&Centric is now actively seeking out a contractor to deliver the 190-home redevelopment of the former Talbot Mill site, located off Ellesmere Street in Castlefield.
“Talbot Mill is one of Manchester’s biggest untouched historic mills and we know it’s got loads of potential,” said Adam Higgins, co-founder of Capital&Centric.
“Approval for the tweaked plans means we can crack on and start lining up contractors to begin work on site.”
Higgins said the project would take inspiration from Crusader Mill, one Capital&Centric’s recently completed conversion projects, which features apartments around an internal courtyard.
“The approach worked really well at Crusader, where the internal garden is a bit of a quiet oasis for those that live there. Now we want to deliver that on the other side of town.”
Last year, the developer made a series of tweaks to the earlier iteration of the Talbot Mill scheme to make the project commercially viable.
Capital&Centric won planning permission for a 202-home project, designed by Shedkm, in March 2018.
Under those plans, the two former mill buildings were earmarked for conversion into 114 apartments, while an 88-flat new-build element was also proposed.
Amendments lodged with Manchester City Council last summer sought a reduction in the number of apartments within the former mill buildings.
The number of new-build apartments remained the same as the original application and the 10-storey new-build block is unchanged from the original proposals.
Capital&Centric has advised contractors interested in the Talbot Mill opportunity to contact development director Scott Mallinson.