The saga of the redevelopment of the Milford Mills site on the A6 in the centre of Milford has been reported many times on this website – see here for the last summary. The latest developers, Chevin Homes, took over the site at the turn of the year and began demolition of the more modern warehouses in May (the stone structures fronting the A6 (The Pattern House) and the chimney are listed and will not be demolished). During the summer residents noticed that the demolition was going at a slow pace – this was mainly due to the large amount of asbestos that was found on the site and the slow and careful way that this had to be removed for safety reasons. This asbestos removal was finally completed at the end of September.
Two further 50 ton excavators were brought onto the site in October to speed up demolition. Originally the aim was to finish demolition works by 29th October, but this has now been moved to the end of November, although passers by will have noticed the demolition is now (9th November) really gathering pace. Once the buildings are down, the developers will dig up all the concrete, which will be crushed on site (that’s a noisy job!) and then taken off site for recycling, as it will not be used in the new build. All being well, with regard to planning, Chevin Homes aim to commence building in Spring 2022 and anticipate a two year building programme.