Manchester property developers save historic mill with conversion and urban village.
Property developers DeTrafford welcome the launch of their new Elisabeth Gardens development on the 29th of February. The scheme offers 213 converted and new homes in the Manchester area.
This new development brings much needed residential space to Reddish, an area that serves as a great suburban base for those commuting into the city centre. Situated in the Houldsworth Conservation Area, Elisabeth Gardens will become a thriving urban village for young city workers, families and first-time buyers.
The renovation of the mill features cutting-edge design, utilising exposed brick to evoke the industrial heritage of the building whilst boasting contemporary white kitchens, engineered oak timber floors and subtle contemporary tones throughout. A light, spacious atrium runs through the centre of the mill to allow light to cascade into the building.
Alongside the Victorian Mill, The Urban Village houses are designed to be sympathetic to the mill, with an industrial feel to the external architecture and an inviting palette to the internal architecture allowing open plan living spaces adapting to today’s modern society.
Elisabeth Gardens consists of a heritage cotton mill which the company saved from demolition in October 2012. Through the efforts of CEO and Founder Gary Jackson and a team of designers, the building has been converted into modern apartments comprising 1, 2 and 3 bedroom homes to suit all requirements. It also boasts a communal atrium and roof top penthouses.
The Elisabeth Mill was originally commissioned in 1874 by the mill owner and philanthropist Sir William Henry Houldsworth. It was named Elisabeth after William’s wife and built by the architects AH Scott & Sons of Oldham. The mill was in operation until 2003, where it finally closed its doors and faced demolition.
Chief Executive Officer and Founder of DeTrafford, Gary Jackson, commented on the launch of Elisabeth Gardens:
“It’s an exciting time for the company. We’ve always looked towards the future and tried to do things differently. We’ve chosen innovative materials and built new features like the communal atrium to give people more outdoor space. Seeing Elisabeth launch is very rewarding, and we look forward to welcoming homeowners looking for something different.”