The conversion of the derelict Stubbs Mill in New Islington, Manchester into a vibrant office complex is a stage closer as main contractors Artez completes the demolition phase of the 12-month refurbishment project.
The demolition work has included a complete stripping of the north light roof line, taking out all internal floors including the ground slab and all external fittings such as gutters and pipework.
Artez will now prepare the site for scaffolding and work on the fabric of the building by completing drainage works and providing service trenches.
When completed, Stubbs Mill will provide 30,000 sq ft of urban contemporary office space across three floors. Located next to the iconic Chips building in Ancoats, the canal-fronting mill offers an ideal base for companies in the creative and digital industries.
Mike Banton, managing director of Artez, said: “Stubbs Mill is a key project for the area, not only creating an office space with a difference, but also improving the physical environment for everyone in New Islington as a whole.
“We are keeping all the great features of the mill – such as the unique roof line and the central tower – while bringing the rest of the building up-to-date with a double height glazed atrium and windows and other physical improvements.”
Like Chips, Stubbs Mill is being developed by Urban Splash and is part of the property development company’s continuing plans for the New Islington area of Manchester.