Thursday, 2 September 2010

Victoria Mills

Victoria Mills in Shipley has been imaginatively converted into a huge apartment complex, with some 'industrial loft-style' apartments in the old mill buildings and some new-build blocks. Altogether there are about 300 apartments, some of which are owner-occupied, some rented and some serviced apartments for business travellers. It is set among landscaped gardens with a gym, shop and bar-restaurant within the complex. It's like a small village in itself.

When the apartments first came on sale, my friend and I went to tour the show apartments (does anyone else like, doing that?). I'd no intention of buying, but I was curious to see what they were like inside. The fittings - kitchen, bathroom etc - are very stylish, but there wasn't much storage space in the bedrooms. I concluded they were really meant for young folks who haven't had time to accumulate much junk... not oldies like me with years-worth of precious clutter (not to mention the 'treasures' added by aged relatives who've downsized and offspring who've not yet upsized!)

8 comments:

  1. I would have gone to! Each time you show a house, cottage, or any building, I'd like to see the inside!and In my real life, that's the same!:)

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  2. It is hard to dispense of clutter, I have tried many times.Would enjoy having an apartment sometimes, but enjoy my yard too well.

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  3. Judjing from the building I bet the apartments are fantastic!

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  4. I have often been tempted to view out of curiosity, but suspect I would not be able to keep up the act once I got inside the apartment.

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  5. It would be great to see how they converted it. They do that a lot over here with old warehouses. Sometimes the interiors are very modern and it looks a little out of place.

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  6. I am so impressed with Saltaire! The planners seem really to have done an excellent job.

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  7. Beautiful building!
    Great shot! You're so gifted!

    Hope you're having a nice day!

    B :))

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