A MULTI-MILLION pound mill conversion in Mirfield has won a major award.
The £25m Ledgard Mill development, providing 119 stylish apartments in an 18th century former textile mill, has been named winner of the category for Transformation of the Year at the Residential Property Awards.
It is the second time that developer Binks Vertical and architects Cartwright Pickard have won the award, following on from its success with the £17m Mill Royd Mill conversion project in Brighouse.
That scheme became one of the fastest selling residential developments in the UK when 100 homes were sold in just four hours.
Ledgard Mill is a five-star landmark building commanding panoramic views across the river Calder.
Its original features are complemented by a highly glazed contemporary extension called the Boat House.
Peter Cartwright, director of Cartwright Pickard, said: “Our aim with this project was to retain and restore as much of the original structure and character of the mill as possible, and to extend it in a way that is sympathetic in scale and form to the existing building.
“The end result has brought the site back to life, creating a vibrant new community and a range of spacious, modern homes in a fantastic location.”
Richard Binks, managing director of Binks Vertical, said: “We have worked very well with Cartwright Pickard over the past five years – developing long-term business relationships is important to us.”
Mr Binks said they were now teaming up for a new project to restore a conservation mill village complex in Batley.
The Blakeridge Mill scheme will restore a landmark Victorian mill and add new homes to create an “urban village”.
Features will include a private, state-of-the-art 25-metre swimming pool with leisure facilities and secure parking for residents. The mill conversion will retain all original features, including sandblasted internal brick and stone walls and brick vaulted ceilings.
Cartwright Pickard, which has offices in Leeds and London, has completed a string of award-winning regeneration projects in Yorkshire, including the Primrose Hill affordable housing scheme, the Sixth Avenue apartments development in York, Fearn Island Mills in Leeds and Mill Royd Mill in Brighouse.