DEVELOPERS have revealed more details of a £15m housing scheme for Brighouse.
Leeds-based developer Binks Vertical plans to transform a disused 19th century textile mill into 134 luxury apartments.
The scheme - believed to be the biggest single residential development in Brighouse - is the first phase of a major regeneration scheme for the town.
Mill Royd Mill, formerly occupied by wool merchants Henry Cullingworth, stands between the River Calder, the Calder and Hebble Navigation Canal and a working canal basin.
Each apartment at the site - to be named Mill Royd Island - will have balconies with views of the river or the canal.
The ground floor will include a swimming pool and gym.
Richard Binks, of Binks Vertical, said Brighouse was well placed for motorway links and access to the business centres of Leeds, Bradford and the north-west.
He said: "The development has the advantage of a superb waterside environment."
The scheme has been drawn up by architects Cartwright Pickard, which has completed housing schemes across the UK and overseas.
Mr Binks said: "We believe that their design for a development of apartments in this beautiful location will prove to be a catalyst for revitalising the town.
"The scheme has just been submitted for planning, but has already been well received by local environmental and community groups."
Peter Cartwright, project director at Cartwright Pickard Architects, which has offices at London and North Elmsall in West Yorkshire, said the scheme would improve the image of Brighouse and encourage further development of disused industrial land.
He said: "Our design is for a scheme which will retain the character of the original mill and is sympathetic to its location and the abundance of wildlife along the riverside.
"There will be a clear contrast between the old and new elements of the development to create a stylish, modern living environment which will attract people to Brighouse."
Features will include a glazed screen from the reception area looking on to the swimming pool and gym, exposed stonework and a glass-backed lift and stairways spanning all seven storeys of the building.
Four types of apartment will be available - studios,
one and two-bedroom flats and a two-bedroom apartment with en suite bathroom and views of both the river and the canal.
Prices will range from £60,000 to £200,000.
The show apartments will open in early October. The agents will be Knight Frank, of Leeds.
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