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Finnegan revamps Halifax mills

27 Nov 14 Sheffield based contractor and developer JF Finnegan has been appointed to convert two historic mill buildings in Halifax into 75,000 sq ft of new offices.

The mills
The mills

The project is at the Dean Clough development in the West Yorkshire town, where more than 4,000 people already work. JF Finnegan will be working on the last two major mills yet to be converted at the complex.

The 22-acre site was once the world's largest carpet factory and is today home to over 140 businesses including numerous retail and leisure uses. It also houses galleries, studios and a theatre.

JF Finnegan has been awarded a 12 month contract to refurbish two of the mill buildings to deliver 50,000 sq ft of office accommodation in one and 25,000 sq ft in the other. Work is scheduled to start on site in December 2014.

Local employer Covéa Insurance is set to occupy both buildings on completion. and will see the development move onto its next phase of regeneration, which will include further retail, leisure and residential uses within the 22 acre site.

The two mills were originally built between 1841 and 1844 and have been unused since the early 1950s.

JF Finnegan managing director Gary Smith said: “Mill buildings such as these play an important part of the region’s heritage and we are delighted to be sensitively restoring them and bringing them back into use as high quality offices. Having worked on similar historic schemes such as Butcher Works and Wards Exchange in Sheffield, we are utilising our experience in this field and approaching the project with the same attention to detail.”

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