‘Archives’ for sale – at £1 million!

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A former textile mill in Nelson which housed a Department for Work and Pensions file centre until it closed earlier this year has gone on the market – priced at £1 million.

Scholefield Mill in Brunswick Street was known locally as “The Archives” and closed in March with the loss of 96 jobs.

It has now been put up for sale by local agents Pettys.

They describe the property as “a former textile mill with a three-storey block to the front along with a single-storey former north light weaving shed to the rear.

“The three-storey section is constructed of stone work walls with a pitched slate roof with concrete ground floor and suspended timber upper floors.

“The north light mill is of both stone work and brick work under a slated and glazed north light roof supported on cast iron columns.”

The mill was constructed in the early part of the last century and was used for storage of government records for most of the last 75 years.