Leicester’s oldest factory will be opening its doors to visitors on 11th March. Home to thread makers Donisthorpe since the 18th Century and more recently ravaged by fire, the Friars Mill campus has been sympathetically restored by contractors William Anelay, with funding from the European Regional Development Fund and Leicester City Council.
Designed as follow-on space for businesses founded in the City, Friars Mill offers a range of unique yet useable workspaces ranging from 606 to over 1,800 square feet. Managed by East Midlands Chamber (Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire, Leicestershire), Friars Mill is set to become a thriving and supportive business hub.
Centre Manager Tom Munro said, “Friars Mill has provided a ‘wow’ factor from the early stages of redevelopment. All parties involved have done a fantastic job at exceeding these buildings’ former glory. Using the tag line ‘Industrial Evolution’, Friars Mill will house creative, professional and high-tech businesses in a tranquil yet easily-accessible riverside location. I look forward to welcoming the first visitors, to see the fantastic facilities and available units.
Designed to inspire creativity, foster connections and accelerate progress, the development is at the heart of a high-profile regeneration project, combining iconic architecture and industrial heritage in an idyllic setting by the River Soar.
Join Tom and his team for refreshments and a tour of the site between 10am and 2pm on Friday 11th March. Please contact Tom on firstname.lastname@example.org for additional information.