Refurbishment of 19th Century Cotton Mill


Provision of temporary access solutions to restore and convert Grade-II building into 213 luxury apartments. The seven-storey building in Stockport, Greater Manchester, was constructed in c1880 for spinning cotton and wool. Meadow Mill is a Grade-II listed, historic building and forms part of the £1bn regeneration scheme currently underway to revitalise Stockport’s city centre.

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Project Summary

Enigma provided access with traditional tube & fitting scaffold and HAKI System Scaffolding to enable the refurbishment project to commence. Additionally, HAKI Stair Towers have been installed for the client to provide an efficient access/egress package and ensure workers have safe access to their intended working level when on-site. Scaffold beam sections have also been installed to evenly spread the loads throughout the structures.

Value Engineering

Due to the historic listed building being situated in the city centre and surrounded by a road, leading to an industrial business park. The Enigma in-house design team implemented cantilevered beam sections to the building corners, allowing safe pedestrian and vehicle access to continue unrestricted below. The beamed cantilever sections were installed above low-level buildings and fitted through windows, with back propping down four floors of the building utilised to support the structural solution.