A new lift for Bowers Mill in Halifax

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By Chris Jones

Published on: 30-01-2020

Marketing Manager at Sheridan Lifts and chief blogger!

Working with Shaw Lodge Mills in Halifax, Sheridan Lifts will soon begin lift installation works at Bowers Mill in Halifax, where a brand-new hotel is being constructed on the top floor of the building.

The mill was originally constructed in the 18th century as a water powered fulling mill. Confused? I was too!

Fulling is a process in the making of woollen cloths where the material is cleaned of impurities like oil and dirt. Later the mill became a both a corn mill and a woollen mill and today it currently houses a gymnasium, café and events company.

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Once built, the 10-bedroom hotel will look out onto rolling Yorkshire countryside and be a perfect haven for relaxation with its boutique interiors, air conditioning and personalised service. Sounds great doesn’t it?

The new lift will serve this hotel as well as three other floors in the building which are currently available to let. Working alongside Thompson Scott Architects we will be installing within an extended area of the building with a new lift shaft and pit to be constructed by our client.

A spokesperson for the development said:

“We aim to provide luxury accommodation at affordable costs with beautiful views. The hotel will provide accommodation for long to short-term stays with an apartment feel.

“We have chosen the top floor of the mill as it ensures each room has the perfect view of the countryside.”

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Other floors are expected to be populated by either local businesses or franchises. Once I have images of the development works, I’ll post them to accompany this article.

Bowers Mill is actually a multi-function site with another part of it being run by The Venue Halifax, a popular event facility used for weddings and celebrations. It certainly helps being located in this area of natural beauty – you can almost picture the wedding photographs.

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