New Little Mill is the conversion of a Grade II listed mill in Ancoats, Manchester. The conversion of the building, which has been vacant for over 30 years, involves the retention of the existing façade and replacement of the damaged internal structure with a new steel frame. The building will house 68 apartments which will all be for sale. A two storey rooftop extension to the existing five-storey building will accommodate a mix of two and three-bed duplex apartments, with roof terraces and winter gardens.
The client, Manchester Life Development Company, is a joint venture between Manchester City Council and Manchester City Football Club owner Abu Dhabi United Group. The company was formed to drive forward the development of the Ancoats and New Islington neighbourhoods.
New Little Mill historically forms part of the Murrays' Mills complex of cotton spinning mills, which in 1806 was the largest in the world. New Little Mill will be the last building to be brought back into use and will complete the refurbishment of the long vacant complex.
The contract value is £14.5m. Demolition of the internal structure is currently underway with an expected completion date of December 2020.