Historic Ilkeston mill to be demolished
Albany Mill on Lower Middleton Street is set to be pulled down.
The historic building near Armstrong’s Mill retail store has been purchased by R A Labone and Company Limited, engineers, who wish to expand their current premises next door.
Small businesses currently occupying Albany Mill have received solicitor’s notices to vacate by the end of January.
Jane Hammersley, who uses a room for her sewing business Stitch in Time, says: “It will be a sad end to a building steeped in local history. My business along with others will have to find somewhere else to accommodate us all – that will be around 20,000 square feet – or we’ll have to find individual work units.”
P & J Upholstery, Just Frames and The Seating Company also have workshops in Albany Mill, which is a large brick built four storey 19th century construction.