Saturday, December 03, 2005

Hat Mill could be apartments - Stockport Times

Another heritage apartment development story in the Stockport Times. St Thomas Hatworks could be converted into a large apartment complex. Manchester Antiques, which owns and occupies the land, at St Thomas Place, Hillgate, has submitted a planning application for 77 flats - some of which would be in the restored mill buildings. The remainder would be in 2 new four-storey blocks.
The complex will consist of 32 one-bedroom and 45 two-bedroom flats - some with balconies.
St Thomas Hatworks was founded in 1872 by William Harrison. The hatworks shipped a variety of designs around the globe but it shut in 1920 and then became a textile factory.

For a lot more information on the planning application search for application number DC021312 on SMBC's application database. Having found the application, click on Documents at the bottom of the page for access to a large number of plans, of which the two below are just examples.
Site plan.

(There is also application number DC021313, but as far as I can see this is a mistake and is a duplication of DC021312.)