Holmes Mill Mixed Use Development – Lancashire

Candelisa/McCarthy and Stone

Clitheroe, Lancashire

Holmes Mill is a Grade II Listed former textiles mill complex in a conservation area in Clitheroe in the picturesque Ribble Valley.

Bowman Riley was appointed by Candelisa and McCarthy & Stone under a joint venture. We provided a feasibility design on the redevelopment of the mill complex, the construction of the new build retirement homes and site-wide master planning to integrate both developments in the sensitive and historic location.

Candelisa was planning to convert existing three storey traditional mill buildings into 36 residential apartments and townhouses. The existing single storey infill between the mills was to be replaced with a landscaped communal deck area at first-floor level, providing enclosed under-croft parking for residents.

McCarthy & Stone was planning to occupy the northern part of the site for 37 new-build retirement homes with communal lounge areas.

As part of the development, the former engine room would be handed over to a community-run organisation in the interests of preserving the history of the site.

We developed an innovative solution to provide outdoor space in the roof areas and add sensitive contemporary additions such as Juliet and walk-on balconies.

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