In the Heart of Manchester
Like many old mills, Stubbs had tumbled down the slippery slope of decline and disuse. But we recognised the potential for beauty and renewed value within its dishevelled shell. There were challenges, not least of which was a tight budget, which we turned into an opportunity to detail with skill and delight as we seamlessly blended the new with the old in an articulate and respectful composition. A purposeful raw finish, with exposed steel beams, original machinery and lightly blasted brickwork heralded a new approach for reviving a heritage asset. It’s great to see Stubbs Mill sing with life again.
‘Stubbs Mill is special, not only for being lovingly restored, but for its wit and energy.’
Winner: RIBA North West awards