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previous applications for the development of the two mills were submitted by Priestley Homes in 2017 but subsequently withdrawn.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