Viaduct Housing Partnership and Lane End are working collaboratively on the Battersby Hat Factory development. The development is VHP’s largest development to date.
The building, which is of historical importance and plays a key part in the community’s local history, will be restored and given a new lease of life. Work is being done to ensure parts of the existing building are reclaimed, such as the slates and bricks.
The development is at a stage where parts of the site are being demolished and discoveries are being made, with thousands of women’s police hats falling from the roof of the mill.
The whole community has been involved, with the local school given the opportunity to come up with one of the development street names through a competition.