Former Mike’s Carpets building: work ‘on schedule’


Work on the landmark former Mike’s Carpets building is going well and is on schedule to finsh by late May, The Dispatch understands.

Work to restore the historic building, off Branch Road and Stanningley Road, Armley, was delayed in April last year after the initial builders left the project, with no major work completed.

The building work is the centrepiece of the wider Armley Townscape Heritage Initiative to improve the area and is funded by £500,000 of Heritage Lottery money and £150,000 from the building’s owner, businessman Mike Smith.

A council spokesperson said works are progressing well on site. Structural works to the roof have been completed and work on the slates have almost been completed on the main roof area.

‘Leaded-coloured light glazed windows and sash windows’ have also been installed. The next major piece of work relates to the restoration of the main Venetian window over the entrance portico on Stanningley Road.

The project is currently on schedule to complete by late May 2016.


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