With its towering chimney, the Grade II listed building is one of only three remaining mills of its kind in the country and was purchased by its new owners four years ago with the intention of creating a unique work place.
Now, having been lovingly restored, the result is a stunning work space which has attracted some of Yorkshire’s most exciting and innovative new businesses. Ideally situated just 10 minutes from the city centre, the Mill played a significant role in the textile history of Leeds and the renovation reflects the cultural significance of the building, both past and present. Built in 1836, the mill was originally designed for steam powered flax spinning and where once wool and linen was produced, upcoming companies deliver everything from films to ice-cream and tattoos to marketing.
Redesigned as a collection of studios and large scale industrial spaces for photo shoots, exhibitions, pop-ups, set-building and other creative outputs, it is the perfect place to host events, providing a unique setting with an industrial feel. The building itself has retained many of the mill’s original features, such as vaulted ceilings, original Yorkshire stone flooring and studios are available to hire for creative businesses with prices starting at just £25 per person per week including overheads and internet.
Designed with spacious communal areas to socialise and collaborate, this stunning work environment combines high-spec facilities and history to create the perfect environment for fast growing creative businesses and this summer a final floor will be completed to make it the ultimate inspirational workplace.
Huw James – Director – Tom, Dick & Harry, marketing and design agency
When we first came to the Mill it was very much a work in progress but we immediately loved the space and knew it was where we wanted to be based. It’s been great to see the creative community develop and thrive here over the last year or so and there’s a real infectious energy to the place.
Simon Fong Wah – Sonder Studios – TV, Film & Video production company
As a small start-up film business it’s really important to be in a nurturing environment. The community here is great, everyone wants to see each other succeed and people really go out of their way to pass work on.
Ruth Jamieson – Artist/tattooist – Easy Tiger (tattoo studio)
I love the diversity of working at the mill. After working a few years in street studios it’s nice to be surrounded by different creative types and it influences your work in ways that I might never have considered before.
Josh Lee – Director – Northern Bloc, ice cream manufacturer
The mill offers us an interesting place to work with a diverse range of start-ups that have helped us to grow and develop. It’s exciting so have so much innovation in such an iconic building.