An update has been given on a multi-million pound mill regeneration project.

The first stage of the redevelopment of the historical two building Globe Mills on Bridge Street in Slaithwaite is still on course to be completed in October, according to developer Hartley Property Group.

But no other information was given by a spokesman for the group’s first update in eight months since November last year.

The Globe One building, that sits nearest to the Huddersfield Narrow Canal will be the first to open.

It is set to include a doctor’s surgery, retail units, an artisan hall, cafe and office space.

It will also include the University of Huddersfield’s 3M Buckley Innovation Centre, which will rent space to technology-focused businesses.

David Brescia, a spokesman for the group, said: “I’m told by the project manager that we are still anticipating the first phase being finished at the end of October.

Globe Mill building, Slaithwaite
Globe Mill building, Slaithwaite

“This will be subject to the fit-out requirements of the tenants.”

Work on the mill began in 2014 and the first stage was initially due to open in summer 2015 but was held back due to a revised planning proposal.

Construction work resumes to re-develop Globe Mills in Slaithwaite by Hartley Property Group whose first stage was due to open in June

According to submitted plans, Globe two is set to include a nursery, offices and gallery space.

The site was burgled on June 10 this year, when someone broke into a storage room and stole sand blasting equipment and high vis jackets.

Talking about receiving regular updates on the project, Jason McCartney, Colne Valley MP, said: “I will keep pushing on this and arrange a site visit over the summer recess.”