Developer behind purchase of historic Peterborough mill is named

The buyer of an historic mill in Peterborough has been named.

Friday, 2nd April 2021, 4:55 am
Whitworth Mill, East Station Road, Peterborough.

Lioncross Whitworth, based in Farnham, Surrey, has purchased the 19th century Whitworth Mill at Fletton Quays.

The company says it will now begin work on plans to develop the mill and the surrounding land on the riverside site.

A section of the new design for the site will involve the construction of a number of apartments.

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A spokesperson for Lioncross Whitworth said: “The location of the mill is brimming with potential, overlooking the Nene River and the gardens of Riverside Walk that link through to the town centre and the Cathedral.

“The new pedestrian and cycle bridge planned to be built from this site will connect the Fletton Quays residents and commercial operators with the city centre.

He added: “Building on the success of a number of earlier developments in the Peterborough area and our wider experience with heritage assets, we intend to work with Peterborough Council and other stakeholders to bring not only the Mill building back into sustainable use but also deliver a thoughtfully designed new build apartment development, which will enhance and complete one of the final pieces of the Fletton Quays regeneration project.”

A Peterborough City Council spokesperson said; “We look forward to working with the new owners as they bring forward their plans for this important site.”

Julian Welch, director of commercial agents Eddisons incorporating Barker Storey Mathews acted on behalf of the council on the sale of the mill.