NORTHLIGHT

  • Client PEARL 2
  • Location Nelson
  • Services Arboriculture, Ecology, Landscape Architecture

Redevelopment of a Grade II listed cotton mill complex

NORTHLIGHT formerly Brierfield Mill is a Grade II listed cotton mill built in 1832. The complex stood vacant since 2006 and was added to the Heritage at Risk Register in 2009 since falling into decline.

The complex provides a focal point of the Brierfield Mills Conservation Area and represents an important landmark in Pennine Lancashire.

The redevelopment sought to deliver a go to destination, attracting visitors for across the region providing a host of tourism, leisure, training and education facilities.

Public realm vision

“URBAN GREEN HAS AT ALL TIMES BEEN PROFESSIONAL AND POSSESSES EXCELLENT COMMUNICATION SKILLS TO CONVEY THEIR IDEAS AND PLANS BOTH VERBALLY AND VISUALLY. THEY HAVE BEEN VERY RESPONSIVE AND HAVE DELIVERED TO TIGHT TIMESCALES, COMMITTING THE APPROPRIATE RESOURCES TO GET THE JOB DONE.”

Julie Palmer, Senior Regeneration Officer & Project Manager, Pendle Council

Urban Green led the public realm masterplan, with outline planning permission granted in  2015. Following which detailed design packages were developed for each element of the public realm to reflect this different building uses across the site and challenging level changes. The findings of arboriculture and ecology surveys including bats undertaken by Urban Green to deliver an integrated and sustainable design approach.

The design created a series of high quality public squares and canal side terraces. Interlinked pedestrian spaces and green infrastructure connected buildings and the proposed canal complex.

Materials were selected to befit the site’s rich heritage and were approved by the Local Authority’s conservation officer.

Urban Green worked closely with Pendle Council on Compulsory Purchase Orders of the adjoining  sites to encompass within the wider masterplan and regeneration strategy.

Public, local authorities and statutory bodies were engaged throughout including Historic England, Canal and Rivers Trust and the local Highway Authority.

Phased construction commenced in 2016.

NORTHLIGHT Brierfield Mill redevelopment

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