Read what Longlands is all about
Longlands, Stalybridge offers homes perfectly nestled between the Huddersfield Narrow Canal and the banks of the River Thame, and all just a 13 minute train journey to Manchester city centre.
There are two buildings that make up Longlands: Pattern House and The Mill. Designed by Space Craft, Pattern House is a beautiful new build that offers 59 one and two bedroom duplex apartment homes, all with balconies that fit together a bit like the 80's video game Tetris. This is expressed on the outside of the building through colourful panels that outline each apartment.
The Mill has been refurbished into 44 stunning loft apartments, bringing this once thriving Grade II Listed cotton mill back to life. At The Mill it's all about contrast; it's contemporary but you can also see the beams, pillars and brickwork that are the bones of a building that has been here for two centuries.
We love restoring old buildings but we're just as fascinated by new ones; at Longlands we want people to see the contrast between the old of The Mill, and Pattern House, a new mixed use building.
Outdoors at Longlands is important too. That's why we've brought together texture, scent, colour and simple spacious expanses along the river to make the gardens somewhere you'll want to spend time, an extension of your home. Homes at Longlands are perfect for those who love the outdoors with the beautiful countryside that the Peak District has to offer right on your doorstep. Parking is also available for everyone.
The ground floor commercial units have all of the qualities of the original building with a fully glazed shop front and should bring new businesses to the area ensuring it is alive both day and night.
Homes at Longlands are available to buy, rent or through shared ownership. Register your interest now!
Where it all began...
Longlands was the oldest surviving cotton mill in the area, Castle Street Mill, was built in 1805.
It was a boom time for Manchester's textile industry and there were already eight mills in Stalybridge.
Founder George Cheetham struck while the cotton was high, adding to his four storey building with new spinning blocks in the 1820s.
But in 1896, the Boulton & Watt engines fell silent for the first time in decades, and it was another ten years before the Longlands Mill Company stepped in and revived the place. Longlands was a working mill until 1961, when the production of rayon put lots of cotton manufacturers out of business.
The place saw the birth, growth and death of an industry.
It's a beautiful building, full of the echoes of life and work.
We like to think that George Cheetham would be happy to know that we've found a new life for his mill, safeguarding its future. We wanted to pick up where the cotton industry left off, bringing this once thriving mill back to life.
We have won lots of awards for our schemes
Here is a selection of some we have won for Longlands
103 new homes in two very different buildings / One and two bedroom duplex apartments with balconies at Pattern House / Characterful homes in Grade II Listed The Mill with exposed beams and brickwork / Affordable homes available through shared ownership at Pattern House / Homes to buy and rent at Pattern House and The Mill / Commercial space available at both Pattern House and The Mill / 10,000 sq foot of office, retail and leisure space / Nestled between the Huddersfield Narrow Canal and the banks of the River Tame / Within easy reach of Manchester City Centre 12 mins by train / Parking available to all residents / Stalybridge train station only a ten minute walk away / Shops, cafes & community close by
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