Development Work Commences on Murrays’ Mills

Development Work Commences on Murrays’ MillsManchester Life Development Company and GRAHAM Construction have marked the start of development works in East Manchester that will see the building of 124 one, two and three bedroom homes.

The guiding principle for the development has been to preserve many of the Mills’ 19th-century features and create a unique living experience.

The historic canal basin will form the centre of a landscaped courtyard, with every apartment individually designed to make the most of the building’s features, along with interior layouts, finishes and on-site facilities to create attractive homes in the heart of Ancoats.

GRAHAM Construction is the main contractor for Murrays’ Mills and, with a proven track record of working on high-profile developments of historical importance, is continuing the extensive restoration work already undertaken to protect its character.

Gary Hughes, Regional Director at GRAHAM Construction, said: “As a leader in heritage and restoration projects, we understand the need for balance between creating modern, aspirational homes and keeping the character and history of the building alive.”

Sir Richard Leese, Leader of Manchester City Council, said: “The transformation of Murrays’ Mills is a significant milestone in Ancoats’ emergence as a desirable and vibrant neighbourhood, it is a brilliant way to address the demand for central accommodation in way that preserves and carefully evolves our former industrial areas.”

As part of Phase One, Manchester Life has developed an Advanced Apprenticeship scheme in partnership with The Manchester College – the Murrays’ Mills construction team will include a number of local apprentices, enabling them to gain substantial industry experience.

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