Talbot Mill Capital Centric c.Capital Centric

The hunt for a contractor is now on. Credit: Capital&Centric

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.” 

Talbot Mill courtyard Capital Centric c.Capital Centric

The internal courtyard is a key feature of the Talbot Mill scheme. Credit: Capital&Centric

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. 

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Look forward to the social impact developer confirming how many affordable homes are being delivered.

By Really

Good for them and about time. Never an easy conversion these old mills but so worth it when done right.

By Onanon

The courtyard looks nice

By Balcony Warrior

The answer By Really is none. That’s not what converted mill developments are about. Just won’t cost in.

By Anonymous

I hope they charge as much as they can get away with, then the profits can be re-invested to bring forward more developments.

By Dan

This is the sort of development Manchester should strive for.

By Heritage Action

Wonderful old building that deserves a new lease of life.

By Paul

any idea whats been happening in the last 5 years? they paid top money for it at the time and all seems a bit strange to leave a building sitting there doing nothing.
Wonder if they’ve managed to find some public sector money??

By Jam

Should be a real asset why they complete like the Ancoats mills. Looking forward to seeing it start.

By Anonymous

Apart from the greyish cladding and the orange and yellow bits, looks impressive.

By MrP

It’s been looked at for 5 years by numerous contractors and can’t be built – good luck!

By Mark F

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