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Graham selected for Manchester mills development

16 Mar 16 Graham Construction has won a contract to convert old Manchester cotton mills into flats.

CGI of the transformed Murrays’ Mills
CGI of the transformed Murrays’ Mills

Manchester Life Development Company has selected Graham Construction to transform Murrays’ Mills into 124 apartments as part of Ancoats’ regeneration in east Manchester.

Planning permission and listed building consent were granted for the scheme in July 2015, providing an opportunity to secure the re-use of the oldest surviving steam powered cotton mills.

The canal basin in the centre of the site will become the centrepiece of a new landscaped space, and all apartments have been designed around the features and character of the Mills.

Manchester Life executive chairman Marty Edelman said: “Our absolute priority is to preserve the heritage of one of Manchester’s most important historical buildings, and in doing so, create a flagship residential scheme in keeping with the character of Ancoats.

“In Murrays’ Mills we have a really special development, with each apartment and the communal areas sympathetic to the building’s 19th century origins.”

Graham Construction regional director Gary Hughes said: “Graham is delighted to have been entrusted with the transformation of Murrays’ Mills into what will be a first class and unique residential scheme. We have worked closely with Manchester Life and its design partners over the past year to ensure that every aspect of the restorative conversion of Murrays’ Mills protects the building and fulfils the vision for the Manchester Life living experience.”

Development work will start in March 2016 and first apartments are expected to be ready for occupation by autumn 2017.

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