A FORMER flour mill is to be converted into 14 apartments (August 2008)
Stoke-on-Trent City Council's development
control committee has approved the scheme to transform Middleport Flour
Mill, in Milvale Street, Middleport, into the new homes.
Former stables and workshops at the
site will also be bulldozed and replaced with a further two apartments
and nine terraced houses. Most of the buildings currently at the site
are empty, although an independent pottery manufacturer occupies one of
the workshops, and some are derelict
Properties Ltd wants to demolish former stables and workshops at
Middleport Flour Mill known locally as the Port Vale Mill in
Milvale Street, Middleport.
The proposal designed by Patrick Redmond, of
Christopher Taylor Design involves converting the mill into 14
apartments, and building two further apartments and nine town houses
on the site.
It includes the rebuilding of the missing top storey and roof of the
existing flour mill building, and its conversion to a mix of two,
three and four-bedroom apartments seven of them duplex, a new stair
and lift tower will be constructed at the eastern end of the mill, and
there will also be an area for parking and landscaping.
Chris Shaw, whose business is based in Burslem, said it would take
between 18 months and two years to complete the development, once work
He said: The site was owned by a charitable trust and has been in its
current state for around 25 years.
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