16 December 2014

Acre Mill handed over to the Calderdale and Huddersfield NHS Foundation Trust

Posted by Chris Race Architect

Jefferson Sheard’s Acre Mill handed over to the Calderdale and Huddersfield NHS Foundation Trust

Acre Mill Outpatients © Sanna FP

Jefferson Sheard Architects have handed over their latest healthcare project – a conversion and extension of a Grade II Listed former wire factory in Lindley, Huddersfield.

The building provides an advanced healthcare facility capable of providing over 200,000 outpatient appointments each year. Acre Mill will be fully functioning by January 2015 helping reduce overcrowding and delays in the nearby Huddersfield Royal Infirmary.

Updated, refurbished and brought into the present day to facilitate the growing need for healthcare premises, the building now contains administrative offices and cutting edge technology to create an efficient and stimulating environment for those working there and those being treated.

Acre Mill is the first project to be delivered by the Pennine Property Partnership – a public/private partnership between Henry Boot Developments and the Calderdale and Huddersfield NHS Foundation Trust and the first such asset-backed partnership in the UK health sector.

Jefferson Sheard’s design respects the character of the mill’s former industrial use whilst creating flexible and attractive interiors for the trust’s employees and patients. This design approach extends to the landscaping of the area around the mill which incorporated an ecological pond to replace the two ponds which had been used for cooling newly drawn wire but which had become structurally unsound.

Despite having only very recently being completed, Acre Mill has already been shortlisted for the 2015 MIPIM Awards.