Fearn's Island Mills 

The development of the Engine House and the Dye Works is part of an overall £2.5m project for the Fearn’s Island Mills site, which also includes a seven-storey new build apartment building at the northern side.

Client  Urban Edge Group
Location  Leeds
Completion  2005
Cost  £2.5m


  • RIBA stages 1-6
  • Architectural design
  • Listed building consent
The project involved the conversion of two 19th century Grade II listed buildings originally used for dyeing cloth to provide office space, 17 apartments and live/work accommodation.

Vacant since the 1960s, all external walls, openings and floor levels were retained and restored, with convrete floors cast in the Engine House and suspended floors incorporated into the Dye Works building. Steelwork was added to create mezzanine levels and stairs. The new build apartment building provides a mix of 1 and 2 bedroom apartments and live/work units. Modular construction techniques were used for the high quality bathroom pods.