The former 19th century flax mill at Mossley closed in 1996. Phase 1 of its regeneration saw the building being saved from demolition and was subsequently converted for use as Council’s Civil Headquarters. In 2008 RPS was appointed Consulting Engineers for the £13m Phase 2 extension of the Civic Centre.
Phase 2 of the 7000m2 project will see the restoration of the currently derelict 19th Century four-storey mill building and the construction of a new Civic Arts and Cultural Centre in the mill courtyard.
This second phase of the overall regeneration of the landmark site will create facilities for a variety of civic and community activities for all members of the community from drama to art to local history. The scheme will also include state-of-the-art conference amenities and additional office space for council employees.
Phase 2 works comprise:
Additional floor space of 3,380m2. The refurbishment of an existing building to create new civic arts, cultural and community centre facilities to include an extensive array of accommodation including: meeting rooms, wedding suite, conference rooms, exhibition/gallery space and council offices.
The alterations to the existing elevations and associated site works.