Project Description.

Halifax, West Yorkshire

The proposal was to convert the existing vacant mill buildings including rooftop/ upper floor extensions to create residential apartments of 33 properties, ideal for people working in the town centre of Halifax.

The proposals site contains 2 buildings that have been identified by the local planning authority as containing some heritage significance.

The buildings contain an illustrative historic value in terms of their links to 19th Century industry. After the decline of the industry through the 20th Century, these buildings are an important link to the past. The buildings convey a sense of the township that existed as the town grew through the period of 19th Century industrialisation. One of the buildings has been formerly used for textile purposes, and the second one may have had associations with the textile industry as a storage facility.

The proposed design utilises the existing building envelope and includes rooftop/ upper floor extensions of visually contrasting materials to avoid detrimental changes to the existing elevations. New windows and doors were installed, and areas of damaged masonry and roofing repaired.

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