MP ChathamMill

Chatham Mill’s £1m refurbishment completes

The grade two-listed former cotton mill on Chester Street near the University of Manchester has undergone a £1m conversion into 8,800 sq ft of offices.

The works were completed in two phases: marketing agency WilsonCooke took 5,000 sq ft after the first phase of works completed last year. The second phase, which included the redesign and repurposing of two adjacent buildings that formed an extension to the original mill, added 3,800 sq ft and has now been handed over.

One of the buildings was used as a warehouse and as a badminton court. The floor markings have been retained along with original features of the mill.

Atelier MB and its heritage consultancy arm Atelier Heritage undertook the project on behalf of developer Span Group.

Andrew Burns, managing director of Atelier MB, who worked alongside colleague Zlatina Spasova on the design, said: “The two buildings were in a poor state of repair before the latest stage of works commenced.

“The second phase was designed in line with the philosophy adopted for phase one, with minimal intervention and a commitment to expose original floors and services, including the remains of belt drive machinery in the ceiling of the badminton court.

“The project was designed to enable the people now based there to truly appreciate this historic building its raw form. It is now a modern, stimulating workspace which is full of character and an ideal base for exciting creative and digital businesses while still reflecting Manchester’s industrial past.”

Short Construction was the main contractor and Marketaylor was the mechanical and electrical services consultant. The letting agent is Edwards & Co.

Click any image to launch gallery.

Your Comments

Read our comments policy

Related Articles

Sign up to receive the Place Daily Briefing

Join more than 12,000 property professionals and receive your free daily round-up of built environment news direct to your inbox

Subscribe

Join more than 12,000 property professionals and sign up to receive your free daily round-up of built environment news direct to your inbox.

By subscribing, you are agreeing to our Terms & Conditions and Privacy Policy

Name*
Would you also like to receive our free PlaceTech Weekly newsletter, covering innovation in property?*