New Local Owners for Historic Mirfield Mill
For regular commuters to or from Mirfield train station, only a short distance beyond the car park from the westbound platform and leading across the Pennines, is the sprawling industrial complex of Holme Bank Mills.
Whilst many of the sites around Mirfield train station have witnessed significant development with a new large Lidl superstore being constructed and indeed the highly impressive St Pauls Lock apartment development by Darren Smith Builders Ltd, Holme Bank has a rich textile history dating back to the 1800s. The site has now entered a new exciting chapter with a change of ownership late last year.
Despite the ongoing concerns of the worldwide pandemic demand for industrial property and income producing opportunities has remained strong, and the site has been purchased by New Hall Properties (Hagg Lane) Ltd who are extremely well known in the Mirfield area. The family already owns and runs Haigh’s Farm Shop in Mirfield, which has served the community for many years.
Whilst Holme Bank Mill was owner-occupied for many years, the previous owners decided in the early 2000s to subdivide parts and create a successful multi occupied industrial estate with approximately 30 occupiers and a range of workshop, storage and office units. Overall the buildings extend to in excess of 180,000 sq ft, on a total site area in excess of 25 acres, with the majority of units being occupied for many years.
Following their purchase, Richard Haigh – Managing Director of New Hall Properties (Hagg Lane) Ltd – commented ‘I have known Holme Bank for many years and the previous owners have done a fabulous job in splitting the complex into a series of units with many long term tenants. We seek to continue their success but looking ahead there are a number of sections which require refurbishment which we aim to undertake and bring back into occupation over the course of the next couple of years’
He added ‘we are excited to be able to continue the success of the site which is being run and managed by my son and daughter-in-law Charles and Marieke, who are keen to maintain long term relationship with our tenants. Despite an element of caution which has been created by the pandemic both our bankers, Handelsbanken in Wakefield, and Ramsdens Solicitors in Huddersfield provided full support and a first class service’.
Rhys Craddock at Ramsdens added ‘we are delighted to have been able to assist our client in being able to purchase Holme Bank Mills. They are well aware of the long history of success at Holme Bank Mills and are delighted that Richard Haigh and family are the new owners of this significant site on ‘their patch’ in Mirfield. At a time when many high street lenders are giving greater scrutiny to any possible lending, the support provided to the purchase and our customer by Handelsbanken in Wakefield was unwavering’.
Since acquiring the site in late 2020, New Hall Properties (Hagg Lane) Ltd have been cementing relationships with existing occupiers as well as planning future investment and improvements on site. At the present time they are able to offer a variety of type and size of unit from as little as 1,200 sq ft up to 8,000 sq ft with further space to be made available later in the year.
The site was sold on behalf of the previous owners by Metcalfe Commercial and Michael Steel & Co, both of whom have been retained by the new owners to deal with lettings on their behalf.
For any further information regarding the above please contact New Hall Properties (Hagg Lane) Ltd at email@example.com
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