Genlec appointed to deliver M&E package at historic Mill

25th October 2019

Genlec has been appointed to carry out all mechanical and electrical works at the redevelopment and conversion of Victorian Mather Mill in Leigh under a £2million contract.

The re-branded, ‘Loom Wharf’, is an iconic building which dates back to 1882 occupying an area of some 100,000 square foot. Having lain partially empty for over a decade, the Mill is now being developed into a modern residential complex under a £13million redevelopment programme.

Under the scheme, 100 one, two and three-bedroom apartments are being created over seven storeys with facilities including basement parking, a cinema and state of the art gymnasium. Genlec, whose head office is also based in Leigh, will carry out all mechanical, electrical and plumbing works – work is now underway and is expected to be completed in January next year.

Stephen Crosthwaite, Commercial Director at Genlec commented: “It’s fantastic to be involved in Loom Wharf, a development that is quite literally on our doorstep that is without doubt enhancing and improving the area.Loom Wharf is an incredibly important and imposing architectural structure within the town centre. To be part of the team that brings it back to life, redeveloping it to become a modern and impressive home for local people is an absolute privilege.”

The project marks a cornerstone in the regeneration of Leigh, creating a stylish living complex in the heart of the town, ideal for commuters, first time buyers and downsizers.

Stephen added: “This historical building requires a great deal of thoughtful planning and consideration to bring it right up to modern day needs and expectations. The install is challenging, encompassing all 100 apartments as well as communal areas. This scheme has cultivated a huge sense of pride from within the Genlec team where local skilled tradesmen on site are making a tangible difference within their own community.”

More news you may like