Built in 1836, Castleton Mill was designed for steam powered flax spinning, in the 1850s a weaving shed was added for wool and linen manufacture. It is one of three remaining mills of its type in the UK. The Grade II listed original flax mill has been successfully repurposed as a collection of creative work spaces and studios that are high quality and affordable; attracting creative businesses drawn to the high-spec facilities, inspiring setting, shared space and the focus on its creative community.
Throughout the renovation of the mill, the key aim has been to restore and enhance the original features, as well as promote the cultural significance of the building – both past and present.
The annex extension directly adjacent to the Mill and with a Canal side setting seeks to further the success of the original phase by offering additional larger suites with their own access. The second phase will link to the existing canal toe-path providing direct access to the Mill from the station. New spaces will continue toretain the industrial raw aesthetic balanced with new insertions to provide modern facilities and versatile / flexible studio space.