Capital&Centric refreshes Talbot Mill on viability
The developer has tweaked its planned redevelopment of the Manchester site due to the rising cost of construction and materials.
“Construction and material costs have rocketed since the original plans were green lit for Talbot Mill,” said Adam Higgins, co-founder of Capital&Centric.
As a result, a series of changes to the consented scheme have now been submitted to the city council for consideration.
The changes to the Ellesmere Street project include tweaks to the design in a bid to retain more of the original historic buildings, a reduction in the amount of new-build development and an increase of the size of the residents’ courtyard, according to Higgins.
“We’re determined to deliver an awesome new community at one of Manchester’s oldest and largest remaining mills,” he said.
“All in all, it ensures the project remains viable without scrimping on quality.”
Capital&Centric won planning permission for the conversion of Talbot Mill 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.
Plans lodged with Manchester City Council this week indicate the number of apartments has decreased overall from 202 to 189.
The number of new-build apartments remains the same and the nine-storey new-build block is unchanged from the original proposals. There will be 13 fewer flats in the retained buildings.
In addition, a proposed extension to one of the former mill buildings has been scrapped in favour of more outdoor space. Overall, the footprint of the scheme’s buildings has reduced by 15,500 sq ft.
ShedKM is the architect for the development and Deloitte is the planning consultant.