Historic England’s fourth industrial heritage webinar ‘Textile Mills of the North – the impact of Reuse and Regeneration’ is now free to view on-line. Follow this link: https://historicengland.org.uk/services-skills/training-skills/online-training/webinars/recordings/webinar-on-industrial-heritage-part-4-textile-mills-of-the-north-the-impact-of-reuse-and-regeneration/.
The three speakers considered how mill reuse is driving the regeneration of whole areas, building meaningful communities, and helping sites to become more environmentally sustainable. A second complementary mills webinar is now in development which will look more closely at delivering high-quality design in mill reuse and details will be posted soon. The webinar also referenced the recent Historic England publication ‘Driving Northern Growth through repurposing Historic Mills’ – available to download this following this link: https://historicengland.org.uk/images-books/publications/driving-northern-growth-repurposing-mills/. This document re-assesses the re-use potential of under-used and vacant mills, identifies their possible contribution to rebalancing the country’s economy, and improving environmental sustainability, and highlights regeneration success stories since 2017.