This series of grade II listed mill buildings, were speculatively built in 1820 to house several different wool spinning businesses. The proposal continues this history, by creating a series of high-tech workshop spaces together with community uses. However, commercial viability is always challenging for such sites. A creative approach is required which seeks public funding in return for facilitating prescribed community outcomes. This multi-faceted approach to development is one of the key ways to unlock the potential of these buildings in a post-industrial era.