The 1820, and 1824 blocks of the Beehive Mill
|Room and power spinning mill|
|Serving canal||Rochdale Canal|
|Current owners||Urban Splash|
|Built||1820, 1824, 1847|
|Main contractor||Capital Properties (UK) Ltd.|
Beehive Mill is a Grade II* listed former cotton mill in the district of Ancoats, Manchester, England.It is located at (grid reference ) on a site surrounded by Radium Street, Jersey Street, Bengal Street and Naval Street.
The building was constructed in three phases, the first two being in the early 1820s with the third phase being added in 1847. The second phase, built in 1824 and used as warehousing, is an important example of early fireproof construction.The roof of the 1824 warehouse belonging to Beehive Mill is the only known surviving example in Manchester of an advanced form of mill roof using cast and wrought iron, and which was prefabricated. The third phase was five storeys high and built along Bengal Street; this block was damaged by fire and partially rebuilt in 1861. The estimated value of the damage caused was £25,000.
The adjacent Bengal Street block was completely destroyed by fire in July 2005. The fire threatened to destroy the rest of the complex, which housed Sankeys nightclub and offices. In an effort to extinguish the fire, water was pumped from the nearby Rochdale Canal.This site is now developed as residential.
In 2002, the upper floor of the building was used as a filming location in the film 24 Hour Party People, taking on the role of the Factory Records offices.
In 2017 Beehive Mill was sold to Urban Splash. It is currently being redeveloped as office and co-working space.
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Ancoats is an area of Manchester in North West England, next to the Northern Quarter, the northern part of Manchester city centre.
Cottonopolis was a 19th-century nickname for Manchester, as it was a metropolis and the centre of the cotton industry.
The Manchester warehouse which we lately visited, was a building fit for the Town Hall of any respectable municipality; a stately, spacious, and tasteful edifice; rich and substantial as its respectable proprietors, the well-known firm of Banneret and Co. There are nearly a hundred such buildings in Manchester; –not so large, perhaps, for this is the largest; but all in their degree worthy of Cottonopolis.
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Harp Mill was a former cotton spinning mill in the Castleton area of Rochdale, Greater Manchester, England. Queensway, Castleton was a hub of cotton mills including the three 't', Th'Arrow, Th'Harp, and Th'Ensor. The 1908 Castleton map includes: Marland Cotton Mill, Castleton Cotton Mill, Globe Works, Arrow Cotton Mill, Harp Cotton Mill, Globe Leather Works, Castleton Size Works and Castleton Iron Works. Th'Harp was taken over by the Lancashire Cotton Corporation in the 1930s and passed to Courtaulds in 1964. The site now houses industrial units.
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Manchester is a city in Northwest England. The M4 postcode area is to the northeast of the city centre, and includes part of the Northern Quarter, part of New Islington, and the area of Ancoats. This postcode area contains 66 listed buildings that are recorded in the National Heritage List for England. Of these, eight are listed at Grade II*, the middle of the three grades, and the others are at Grade II, the lowest grade.
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