The new-build element remains unchanged from the previous proposal. Credit: via planning documents

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. 

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This is very odd. Nothing has happened in 4 years. As a local resident, can this please be explained.


How many actual apartments have C&C delivered over the last few years? Not including JV’s like Kampus as they seem to shout a lot about city living but never seem to deliver much.

By CityCentre

@CityCentre… Kampus 535 homes, Crusader 123, Phoenix 75, Weir Mill 256 under construction, Eyewitness 100 under construction, Ducie St Warehouse 175 hotel rooms, Leonardo 275 rooms. Maybe a little less cynicism would make you a happier, more fulfilled person 😉

By A Supporter of City Centres

189 affordable apartments. 100% of the scheme

By Cal

Looking forward to seeing Ferrous in Piccadilly East, I live almost opposite and I think they’ve started building this week

By Dave Haves

Hi, is anyone (ideally the developer) able to comment on why nothing has happened here for 4 years?? How can they afford to just sit on an empty building after buying it for so much money.

By Mike C

Will the apartments be for sale or rent only?

By Anonymous

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