Baildon Mills
The Baildon Mills site, Yorkshire.
Rebecca Wayman

Construction work begins on 'affluent' Grade II Baildon Mills conversion

Work is now underway to transform an historic Grade II-listed mill complex in Baildon.

The old building is to become a new housing development, and the first phase of apartments are now available to reserve with estate agent Dacre, Son & Hartley.

Baildon Mills is being transformed by Leeds-based development company KMRE Group. Hollycroft Construction has been appointed as the principal building contractor.

Once complete, Baildon Mills will offer one, two and three-bedroom apartments, including duplexes and penthouses across four buildings.

In addition, a selection of three and four bedroom houses are being built within the grounds of the former cotton combing and wool spinning facility. The first homes will reportedly be ready to move into later this year.

Mark Kane, who heads up Dacre, Son & Hartley’s Baildon office, said: “There are very few new homes currently being built in Baildon and certainly nothing that offers this level of heritage and character… We’re anticipating strong demand from potential buyers and have already had plenty of enquiries.

“The development also sits in a highly sought-after area, close to rail and bus links and just a two-minute walk from Baildon village’s shops, restaurants and bars, with the countryside of Baildon Moor in the other direction, which further enhances its appeal.”

All the homes at Baildon Mills are said to benefit from allocated parking and there will be a communal garden centred around the old millpond, which is being retained as part of the development.

Nick Gould, from KMRE Group, concluded: “Baildon Mills offers a selection of fantastic buildings that are steeped in history and full of industrial personality, which makes it a superb development opportunity.

“Every home in the development will be unique and has been designed to maximise the mill’s original character features, including high ceilings and large windows that offer far-reaching views across the surrounding moorland.”

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