Elisabeth Gardens regeneration project completes

5th March 2020

A Manchester mill that faced demolition has now been completely renovated, with luxurious apartments and contemporary homes forming a new community in Reddish.

Energy and regeneration specialist ENGIE is delighted to have led the Elisabeth Gardens development, on behalf of De Trafford. The completed project compromises 213 homes, with the introduction of 163 one-and two-bedroom apartments in the mill, alongside a new village of 50 new homes.

The Elisabeth Mill was originally commissioned in 1874 by owner and philanthropist Sir William Henry Houldsworth and was in operation until 2003, where it closed its doors and faced demolition, before being acquired by De Trafford.

Steven Gregory, Head of New Build at ENGIE, said: “We are the leading provider of regeneration services in the UK and were pleased to be appointed to such a unique project. Elisabeth Gardens has been an exciting scheme, enabling us to use our construction expertise to restore and modernise an historic building, whist also creating a village of modern homes.

“The development offers modern living, all nestled within a characterful and thriving conservation area, providing a fantastic new neighbourhood in Reddish.”

As part of the work on site, partners also supported Re:DISH, a local charity that aims to improve the lives of the local community by providing a foodbank, a number of community groups and access to professional advice, support and education.

ENGIE and De Trafford worked to provide Re:DISH with a new lift, which was donated, installed and maintained, all free of charge. The team also provided the charity with a brand-new kitchen, which will significantly improve the support and activities the charity can provide to the local community.

Steven added, said: “As a business, ENGIE is focused on working with partners to improve the environment we live in. We also want to impact and support the communities we work in and the people we work with, so as we progressed work at Elisabeth Gardens, we also donated our services to Re:DISH to help them improve their environment, so they could continue to support the people of Reddish with the distribution of food parcels and other key support services.”

Elisabeth Gardens’ attractive offering of apartments, house styles and living spaces all benefit from an appealing collection of fittings chosen to furnish homes to the highest standard, whilst still responding to the history and architecture of the area and neighbouring buildings