Mytholmroyd restoration wins major award

The firm responsible for restoring an old cotton mill in Mytholmroyd has won a major building award at a ceremony in Leeds.

Alexandra Mill on Burnley Road was turned into 10 three-bedroom waterside homes, all of which have now been sold.

Property developer Candelisa LLP received the new dwellings (two-10 units) award at the Local Authority Building Control (LABC) West Yorkshire Building Excellence Awards.

The awards recognise the best in quality, standards, technical innovations and sustainable designs at a local level.

Guy Taylor, managing director of Candelisa, said: “Our philosophy is about providing exceptional spaces in exceptional places through theimaginative regeneration of existing buildings.

“It is a source of great pride that the quality of our work has been acknowledged by the winning of this award.”

Candelisa specialises in regenerations and conversions of historic buildings across the north of England.

Future plans include regeneration projects in Leeds, Skipton, Sutton in Craven, Settle and Haworth, and new build homes in Skipton, Eastburn and Pendle.

International projects include residential schemes in Barbados and Austria.

The winners of each award category will now have the opportunity to qualify for the LABC Building Excellence Awards Grand Finals in London in the autumn.

The full list of winners can be seen at http://www.labc.co.uk/awards/2015/yorkshire