Murrays Mills Manchester – Ancoats Village

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Ancoats Village Manchester : Murray’s Mills Building

Historic Cotton Factory: Ancoats Village Building – design by Richard Murphy, architect

23 Aug 2007

Murray’s Mills Ancoats Village

Manchester

Design: Richard Murphy Architects

Project Description

This large project for both the renovation of Historic cotton Mills and new constructions is in the rapidly regenerating Ancoats area of the centre of Manchester.

Ancoats Buildings Preservation Trust is the client for the shell-repair and conservation works began on site in September 2004.

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Our client, the Burrell Company/Inpartnership Ltd, has commissioned us to design proposals for the development of these important buildings.

Our project shows the two main Mills being converted into apartments with a textile resource centre in the historic building between the two and a proposed small hotel as a new build completing a quadrangle.

The architectural vision for the re-inhabitation of Murray’s Mills is to create an enclosed central space, and to make new architecture which clearly differentiates between the restored historic buildings and new insertions. Externally, the new elements consist of corten-steel staircase/lift towers to the Old Mill and the Old Mill Engine House (echoing the form of the existing staircase); new external staircases to the first floor flats in the New Mill; and a glazed lift to one side of the Old Mill’s existing brick staircase.

Planning & Listed Building Consent for the conversion of the two mill buildings and their engine houses was granted in January 2006 and we are now programming the first stages of the conversion work to begin on site late 2008.

Construction cost: £16 million

Client: Inpartnership & The Burrell Company

Murray’s Mills Manchester – building by BDP Architects

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Murray’s Mills Manchester – info from Richard Murphy Architects 2007

Murray’s Mills Manchester architects – Richard Murphy


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