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Demolition paves way for new homes in Macclesfield

The demolition of the derelict mills on Park Green in Macclesfield will pave the way for a new development of 67 high-quality apartments by Peaks & Plains Housing Trust.

Peaks & Plains’ new build development will provide a range of stylish one, two- and three-bedroom apartments both for sale and for rent, featuring internal and external areas of communal space.

Tim Pinder, chief executive at Peaks & Plains Housing Trust, said: “The derelict buildings on this brownfield site have been an imposing landmark when approaching the town from Silk Road and a sad reminder of the fire that destroyed it. As a Trust we are extremely committed to the regeneration of Macclesfield Town Centre by encouraging more people to live there. We will start the demolition of Georgian Mill over the next couple of weeks, taking the first steps in building a positive new future for the site and making a start on growing the town centre’s population by providing high-quality, affordable homes.”

The site, which has lain derelict since a fire destroyed the mill buildings – collectively known as Georgian Mill – in 2011, is located at the southern edge of Macclesfield town centre. The new development is conveniently located just five minutes’ walk from Macclesfield train station.

The demolition process will begin with careful preparation of the site, including environmental and archaeological surveys. Rowlinson Construction will then start the demolition work, with completion expected by the end of June 2019.

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