Planning permission has been secured by Dewsbury’s Martin Walsh Architectural (MWA) for client Brook & Learoyd which will see a four-storey former mill converted into student digs in Huddersfield town centre.
The Grade II listed building and former print room on Chancery Lane will be converted to accommodate 6 x two-bedroom flats and 3 x one-bedroom flats across the top three floors.
Currently overseeing several restoration projects on behalf of the Dewsbury Townscape Heritage Initiative, MWA says it has ensured that the building retains its characterful charm, whilst also being suitable and meeting with the needs of 21st Century residents.
In addition to the conversion, Brook & Learoyd will also complete external works including the replacement of windows and lowering of the central door to improve access.
Ryan Lewis, Chartered Architectural Technologist at MWA, said: “At MWA we have a deep understanding of Yorkshire’s historical architecture and have years of experience in dealing with listed heritage buildings.
“The development will bring a new lease of life to the old mill and will support the town as the university continues to grow, providing state of the art accommodation to those who choose to study at Huddersfield.”
Tim Parkin, Owner of Brook & Learoyd, added: “Being granted planning permission for a Grade II Listed building is never easy but we’re really happy with how MWA handled the process and delivered the successful application. We’re now looking forward to getting work started.”