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Capital & Centric submits plans for £50m mill conversion

Developer Capital & Centric has submitted plans for a £50m project to convert the site of a Victorian mill into more than 200 apartments.

The developer plans to convert the Talbot Mill site in Manchester, which was built in 1855, into 202 apartments as part of a £50m overhaul of the Victorian building.

The 175,000 sq ft development, which has been designed by architect ShedKM, will see the refurbishment of derelict mill buildings on Talbot Street to house apartments, alongside a new-build apartment block on Worsley Street.

The main mill building’s central staircases will be removed as part of the refurbishment to make way for apartments, although many of the mill’s original features will be retained.

Capital & Centric expects to complete the project by the end of 2020, with the apartments all offered for sale rather than rent.

Capital & Centric’s co-founder Tim Heatley said: “Talbot is a stunning example of Manchester’s industrial heritage – something the city is quite rightly proud of.

“Our plans build on the structure’s inherent beauty and create a neighbourhood centred on a shared courtyard garden.

“The essence of a building is in its original features. Our first priority with all our projects is to keep what we can.

“We’ve worked with talented designers to make sure the new and old sit well together.”

The project is the latest of Capital & Centric’s major developments in Manchester City Centre, with the developer already working on the £250m Kampus development alongside joint venture partner Henry Boot Developments.

Contractor Mount Anvil is set to start work on phase two of the project later this year, with completion pencilled in for early 2019.

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