Our regeneration » Regeneration
Dalton Mills is an important piece of Yorkshire's architectural heritage, boasting many of its original features in the Venetian style of the Victorian era, which we are keen to restore and conserve. In November 2013, the mill was upgraded from Grade II to Grade II*, by English Heritage, placing it amongst the top eight per cent of nationally significant buildings.
The site is partially restored and the Clock Tower and Riverside is now a thriving business park, almost fully-occupied by a diverse range of companies. To find out more about the businesses currently working in the Clock Tower, visit our tenants page.
The remainder of the site - around 150,000 sq ft - was in a state of disrepair when we acquired the mill last year, and we have been working on bringing it back to life since November. The Genappe Mill and New Mill have fared badly because they have stood empty for many years, and the building also endured a major blaze in 2010 which caused further damage.
The first priority, to safeguard the structure of the building, was to repair the roof which was in a particularly bad state. We appointed four local roofing contractors last year, and work has been progressing really quickly - much faster than expected. We are currently working on the Genappe Mill, which faces out onto Dalton Lane, and we have made fantastic headway so far. Along with the repairs to the roof, the front of the Genappe Mill has been sandblasted, which has been really well-received by passers-by. Below are some of the images of the latest progress at the Genappe Mill, which illustrate the contrast between the old exterior of the mill and the recently sand-blasted frontage.
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