We hope to start our first Huddersfield development in 2016.
We have bought a former dyeworks in the village of Linthwaite and plan to demolish most of the building to make way for new homes.
The James Dyson Hoyle Ing mill, which is in a conservation area, closed more than 10 years ago and since then the site has become run-down, vandalised and a blot on the local landscape.
We want to knock down most of the dyeworks, but retain some parts of the mill and incorporate it into an attractive development of 13, two-and-three bedroom houses .
An iconic chimney, which is part of the dyeworks, will be a feature of the new development, but two big storage tanks across the road, will be demolished and the development will then have open views across the Colne Valley.
Most of the houses will have an entrance off the main Manchester Road, while two houses will enter via Hoyle Ing, a side road. . The houses will be built in natural stone and have garages or private parking spaces.
Architect Steve Brougham says the project has been designed sympathetically to fit in with the environment and retaining part of the dyeworks means it keeps some of its history.
A British consumer company well known on the high street are showing interest in our Linthwaite site. We hope to be able to make a formal announcement later this year.
Councillor David Ridgway, who represents Linthwaite on Kirklees Council says redevelopment of the site is long overdue and a small new prestigious housing development will enhance the area.
The Linthwaite project will be our third Yorkshire development. Our first Yorkshire development was Riverside Court was in Ripponden and our second, Ripponden Vale is ongoing. We recently opened a Yorkshire office in Ripponden which is the base for our new construction director, Richard Lishman, who is overseeing the two Yorkshire developments.
Redwaters director Sean McCaul says the Linthwaite project involves turning an old and tired dyeworks into a modern development “We are breathing new life back into the dyeworks and at the same time conserving some of the history. I am sure local residents will love the site once it is finished.”
We are submitting a planning application to Kirklees Council this spring and hope to start on site later this year. Prices will start at around the £135,000 mark.