Houldsworth Mill, Heaton and Houldsworth Property Company, c Google Earth

The building last traded 30 years ago. Credit: Google Earth

Giant Stockport mill complex comes to market

The 290,000 sq ft Houldsworth Mill in Reddish is being sold by a syndicate of private investors.

Heaton and Houldsworth Property Company has appointed Cushman & Wakefield to market the Stockport mill complex for sale. Offers above £4.5m are being sought.

Named after 19th-century mill owner Henry Houldsworth, the mill is available to acquire for the first time in 30 years.

It comprises five buildings on a 7.2-acre site, all of which are up for sale aside from the top four floors of South Mill, which feature apartments.

The commercial space on the ground floor and basement of South Mill is up for grabs, as are an 8,000 sq ft standalone industrial unit and the fully let 20,000 sq ft Centre Mill.

The 108,000 sq ft North Mill, which features a 63,000 sq ft business centre made up of office suites, and the 122,000 sq ft North Mill extension are also included in the sale.

The extension was home to a shopping village until late last year.

Houldsworth Mill is currently let to 24 tenants, generates £1.2m gross annually, and is 31% vacant.

Bruce Poizer, head of capital markets at Cushman & Wakefield in Manchester, said: “This is a unique opportunity to acquire a building of rich industrial heritage and to unlock significant added value via asset management and development from both a commercial and residential perspective.

“The property incorporates a variety of uses including a high-quality business centre, workspace, storage and two health and fitness centres. We are confident it will attract the attention of investors and developers.”

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It’s a mess

By Gilly

You beat to it @Gilly 🙂

By Another Manc

Pray that it’s a business magnet that buys it for employers & not for for flats.

By Evie

It’s been something I’ve said will happen to mills and god I only pray I am wrong

By Tricky

Hope they keep the local residents in mind of who they sell too

By Paul

No more flats please let’s have some decent shops

By Margaret

Would be nice to keep some studio space. I’m renting there.

By Anonymous

Great for a mixed use commercial and residential project. Some residential here would help again pressure on green belt.

By Rye

Help to buy low cost family houses

By Suzie

LIke what Margaret?

By Dan

It should have a roller skating ring like in the old days, it shouldn’t of closed.

By Clive Cheshire

Let’s hope it stays as it is

By Michele

Let’s hope they knock it down and redevelop it. It’s an eye sore

By Jack

It’s a fab building- just what Stockport is known for .
It’s part of our History! I

By Anonymous

The grounds are a mess and that concrete eyesore is crumbling

By Anonymous

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