We would like to announce that B&E Boys has submitted plans to Bradford Council to redevelop the site of a 19th century Keighley Mill.
The mill, situated between the Keighley & Worth Valley Railway and the River Worth, was once a major part of the town’s textile industry. However, textile production at the Walk Mills site ceased around half a century ago.
The plans submitted include the demolition of the old mill. The upper floors of all the existing buildings are now largely unoccupied due to their poor condition. The northern area of site currently has a variety of tenants occupying different parts of the Walk Mills site. However, with the buildings being so old they now provide inefficient and poor-quality workspace. The accommodation is no longer appropriate to meet the needs of modern businesses. Furthermore, the buildings are prone to flooding from the River Worth. Over the years, this has caused costly disruption and considerable inconvenience to tenants on the site.
Under the proposals, all the existing buildings on the northern development site will be demolished. In their place, nine high-quality steel-framed in industrial units in a variety of different sizes to suit a range of business needs. An additional three industrial units will also be constructed on the southern development site – which is also prone to flooding. The finished floor levels of all the new industrial units on the new development will be set to protect all the buildings from any future flooding.
While the northern section of the existing site already houses industrial space, the southern section is currently an undeveloped greenfield area. However, the redevelopment plans represent a natural extension to an already established industrial plot. Combining the northern and southern sections will enable the Walk Mills development to truly become an industrial space fit for the 21st century.
Not only will the development deliver high-quality new industrial workspace, the new units will be arranged in attractive terraces, and extensive landscaping and tree and hedgerow planting also feature in the plans.
With twelve modern business units on the site, it will attract more businesses to the town. Not only will the new development provide much-needed extra business accommodation for the area, it will also create jobs and provide a welcome boost to the local economy.
The plans submitted to Bradford Council continue the commitment of B&E Boys to providing exciting new industrial developments that will boost local communities and economies for years to come. The redevelopment of the Walk Mills site will enable modern businesses to thrive and grow in the area.
The Design & Build team at B&E Boys are completely aware of the challenges and demands of modern business. We have worked on a wide variety of new build projects as well as refurbishment. Repurposing and redevelopment of existing sites is also a major part of our work.
Visit the projects section on our website to see details of the many projects we have successfully completed.