The Motor Works, Mixed Use Development – North Yorkshire

Candelisa Limited

Cononley, North Yorkshire

Bowman Riley has been appointed to transform a traditional 19th century Yorkshire mill building and six-acre brownfield site into The Motor Works, a mixed-use development in the village of Cononley, North Yorkshire.

Our designs retain the historic core of the heritage asset including the iconic mill chimney and designed a sympathetic extension was created to double the size of the mill to accommodate circa 50 bespoke apartments with recessed balconies.

The original north light weaving sheds occupying the remainder of the site will be removed to make way for 46 traditional houses. Each house is to be individually designed and 40% of which will comprise affordable housing.

In addition, the site will include a 15,500ft2 commercial building to the rear of the mill to maintain an element of employment on the site.

The site is adjacent to the railway station with direct commuter links into Leeds and Bradford and views over the picturesque Aire Valley. As part of the redevelopment, new pedestrian and cycle access will link the village to the railway bridge. This will provide a route to and from the village centre and rail passengers would be able to bypass the often closed level crossing to catch a Leeds or Bradford-bound train.

“We very much welcome the retention and conversion of the existing mill buildings and consider the design of the proposed extension is a clever and interesting, yet sympathetic, response to its historical context” Historic England

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