Methods of Construction are Being Considered For the Renovation of Historic Buildings


With work beginning at Horsforth Mill in Leeds, modern methods of construction are being considered as a perfect way of carrying out renovation works on historic buildings. The project in Leeds sees Fusion Building Systems designing and manufacturing a superstructure from light gauge steel as part of a contract from Landstock Developments (Northern) Ltd.

The Horsforth Mill development is taking place in order to create 50 luxury apartments in Leeds. The corn mill is a Grade II listed building which has experienced a great deal of neglect over the years. Originally dating back to the 1770s, the building had planning permission for the project granted last year and the building will be transformed from a worn out and run down shell to luxury residential accommodation in Leeds. The development will be carried out to be in keeping with the surrounding area.

The work on Horsforth Mill is expected to be carried out by Landstock Development in a partnership with Khalsmith Ltd. Fusion has been working with Landstock before the work began on the site in order to design the light gauge steel superstructure which would hold 50 of the total 89 luxury apartments that are planned for development. There are also plans for a link for the two buildings and the incorporation of the existing stone exterior in the new construction.

The light gauge steel system that is being used will allow two buildings, the old and the new, to be linked together in order to regenerate the brownfield Mill site. The design of the superstructure allows for flexibility and alterations that can be made to tailor the structure for the individual project.

Delivering the construction project successfully will be another accolade for the use of offsite methods and how adaptable they can be in future construction work and developments.


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BDC 301 February 2023