IT IS good to see an historic building in the heart of Lindley being brought back to life.
Once again, Acre Mills will be a bustling centre of activity.
But the building that once housed a steel wire mill formerly owned by Joseph Sykes and Sons will have a very different future.
Work on a multi-million scheme to turn the mill into a state-of-the-art health centre is well underway.
Locals once regarded the building as the biggest mill in the world as it went three-quarters of the way round the “Globe” – the name of the pub now known as The Nightingale.
Now it will have an even more important role in people’s lives, providing a new outpatients’ centre which is expected to handle 105,000 appointments a year.
All of which is great news for Lindley and for the town. For a landmark building to be brought back to life and given a great future is something to be celebrated.
Hopefully it might encourage others to add value to and extend the lives of some of our historic, but currently unused, buildings.