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Stockport mill gets new lease of life thanks to energy firm

A Stockport mill that was on the verge of demolition has now been completely renovated, following investment by energy firm ENGIE.

The Elisabeth Mill was originally commissioned in 1874 by owner and philanthropist Sir William Henry Houldsworth and was in operation until 2003, where it closed its doors and faced demolition, before being acquired by property developer De Trafford.

It will now be available as 163 one- and two-bedroom apartments. Prices start at £115,000 for a one-bed and £162,000 for a two-bed, three-beds for £260,000. Rental is also available, prices from £595/month to £750/month.

As part of the work on-site, partners also supported Re:DISH, a local charity that aims to improve the lives of the local community by providing a foodbank, a number of community groups and access to professional advice, support and education.

ENGIE and De Trafford worked to provide Re:DISH with a new lift, which was donated, installed and maintained, all free of charge. The team also provided the charity with a brand-new kitchen, which will significantly improve the support and activities the charity can provide to the local community.

Steven Gregory, head of new build at ENGIE, said: ‘We are the leading provider of regeneration services in the UK and were pleased to be appointed to such a unique project. Elisabeth Gardens has been an exciting scheme, enabling us to use our construction expertise to restore and modernise a historic building, whilst also creating a village of modern homes.

‘The development offers modern living, all nestled within a characterful and thriving conservation area, providing a fantastic new neighbourhood in Reddish.

‘As a business, ENGIE is focused on working with partners to improve the environment we live in. We also want to impact and support the communities we work in and the people we work with, so as we progressed work at Elisabeth Gardens, we also donated our services to Re:DISH to help them improve their environment, so they could continue to support the people of Reddish with the distribution of food parcels and other key support services.’

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