OUR heritage is at risk with some of our landmark buildings crumbling into decay.
Nowhere is this more obvious than next to Huddersfield Narrow Canal in Linthwaite where there is the newly renovated Titanic Mill – capturing all that building’s splendour – close to the derelict Westwood Mills.
There was a plan to turn the mills into residential use – but that was five years ago and there has been no progress.
Other buildings deemed seriously at risk are Milnsbridge’s Dowker House, Hopton Congregational Church and 18-20 St George’s Square.
Perhaps to save these buildings – and no doubt many others starting to fall into a bad state of disrepair – it is time to be more imaginative as to how they can be transformed.
Maybe it’s time to think beyond flats and offices. Innovative plans may drastically change these buildings, but could be a price worth paying.