LEIGH Spinners Mill has been awarded with an £8,500 investment package in order to maximise energy conservation inside the historic building.
Leigh Building Preservation Trust, which aims to transform derelict buildings into thriving community hubs, has been awarded the grant to research renewable and conservation energy options for the mill.
As part of the ongoing regeneration plans for the mill, the ‘Greening our Mill’ project will consider a range of options to maximise energy conservation, from insulation to battery storage, solar and recycling.
The project also aims to demonstrate how energy conservation measures can be adopted by community groups and for older industrial buildings. This will help Leigh with its carbon net-zero aims as well as make energy usage cheaper for the host of community groups and business units which now use the Grader II listed mill’s space.
The funding has been awarded by Electricity North West, the electricity distribution network operator for the region, as part of its annual Powering our Communities scheme which supports the development of community and local energy initiatives.