Grove Mills Residential Redevelopment – West Yorkshire

Skipton Properties

Keighley, West Yorkshire

Bowman Riley provided concept designs for the redevelopment of Grove Mill, a redundant textile mill complex in Ingrow, close to the West Yorkshire town of Keighley to provide a £65 million regeneration mixed use scheme.

The mills would be converted into 354 flats and 53 family homes, alongside offices, a cafe bar, a gym, crèche, health club, swimming pool, creche and a mini-market.

The complex site is bisected by the famous Keighley and Worth Valley Railway, a heritage steam branch train line which has been restored and runs through the Worth Valley from Keighley to Oxenhope and the Brontë sisters’ Haworth.

The banks of the River Worth would get new pedestrian and cycle links with 700 cars parking spaces provided some underground and a new entrance off Halifax Road controlled by traffic lights, with a pedestrian crossing.

We helped Skipton Properties prepare the planning application, one of the biggest ever to be submitted in Keighley.  A public consultation led to several amendments to the plan, which was unanimously supported by the local authority to receive full planning permission.

Following the economic downturn, the developer won permission to substantially reduce the number of planned flats and increase the number of houses in response to the changes in market demand.