Historic mill buildings brought back to life

The historic Hunslet and Victoria flax spinning mills on the bank of the River Aire at Goodman Street were close to demolition a few years ago, but conversion to residential apartments is now proceeding apace with the first phase having sold out.

The mills, which date from the 1830s are Grade II and Grade II* Listed, but have stood empty since the early 1970s and had fallen into dereliction. JM Construction started work two years ago on a scheme that will eventually see 350 flats on the riverside site.

John Mulleady, Managing Director of JM Construction, commented:

“This is an exciting restoration project which will provide much needed new housing as well as making a significant contribution to the wider regeneration of the Hunslet Riverside area.

“The apartments have sold extremely well which reflects the quality of the build, the impressive specification and the convenience of the location.”

The second phase at Victoria Riverside is scheduled to commence in the next few weeks and will comprise 74, one and two bedroom apartments with prices starting at just £120,000.

On completion the full scheme will extend to approximately 350 units, including spectacular roof top penthouses. The phased delivery plan is expected to take four years to complete.