MCI Maple Mill Oldham
The former cotton mill was demolished following a fire

Residential transformation for Oldham’s Maple Mill  

Dan Whelan

MCI Developments, part of housebuilder Keepmoat Homes, wants to build 99 affordable homes on the site of the former spinning mill destroyed by a fire in 2016.  

Located on Cardwell Street in Hathershaw, Maple Mill was demolished following the fire and the site has been vacant since. 

MCI proposes a mix of two-, three- and four-bedroom homes alongside one- and two-bedroom apartments. 

All of the properties will be available for shared ownership and affordable rent. 

Alex Wood, regional managing director at MCI Developments, said: “Our aim for the development at Maple Mill is to transform the site into a desirable place to live and deliver much needed new homes to the residents in Hathershaw. 

“If our plans are approved, all the homes will be affordable, ensuring the development is a major social benefit to the community on a site that’s been left vacant and a blight on the locality for many years.”  

MCI Developments is working with planning consultancy Lichfields, as well as environmental advisors E3P and Ironside Farrar, landscape architect Trevor Bridge Associates, and engineer IGE Consulting. 

Maple Mill opened in the early part of the 20th century as a cotton mill before becoming the headquarters of kitchen retailer Vance Miller in the 1990s.


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