Mutual Mills
The mills complex was the subject of two withdrawn applications in 2017 credit: Chris Allen (CC BY-SA 2.0)

Listed Heywood mills set to become apartments

Developer Mandale Homes’ application to convert a pair of grade two-listed, 19th century mills into almost 300 apartments has been recommended for approval next week.

The scheme, designed by SJD Architects, sits on a three-acre site off Aspinall Street in Heywood known as Mutual Mills.

Later additions to the mill complex are to be demolished under the plans, while extensive refurbishment will take place inside the two mills to create 148 and 150 apartments respectively in each building.

The residential offer will comprise 240 one-bedroom and 58 two-bedroom apartments. The project also includes 348 car parking spaces.

The first mill, which is six storey-tall and was built in 1885, is partially used for storage while the other mill, also six storeys and built in 1883, is unused. Both are in a state of disrepair.

A third, larger mill on the site will not be included within the development, although a two-storey office block to the south of Mill falls within the development plans.

Two previous applications for the development of the two mills were submitted by Priestley Homes in 2017 but subsequently withdrawn.

A total of £1m in Section 106 contributions is stipulated as a condition of approval.

ELG Planning is the planning consultant.

The scheme is recommended for approval by Rochdale Council next Thursday.

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By Acelius

Without doubt, this is not a viable development

By Dave Blaine

Adelaide Engineering is housed in one block will that be closed.

By Steve Wood

Rather a lot of one bedroom apartments

By Anonymous

Will they be for rent for council people and who do u see to put ur name forward

By Dawn

Can the people at rochdale council tell me where the cars are going to park and what about our lake

By Michael dawson

More congestion in Heywood,
Surrounding road.

By Resident

Approve well done

By John Turner

I do hope they deal with the problematic Japanese Knotweed issue in the area

By Mr A Lord

Mandale have the conversion market well and truly sewn up. Fair play to them.