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Old Flour Mill on the Trent and Mersey Canal at Middleport

Old Flour Mill on the Trent and Mersey Canal at Middleport

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

Chris Shaw 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 had started.
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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