A raft of plans to carry conservation repairs to a number of Grade II* and Grade II listed buildings at the historic Armley Mills complex have been submitted.
A series of planning applications submitted on behalf of Leeds City Council includes:
- Repairs and works to chimney stack, including re-pointing of stonework, install coping stones, treat ventilation grill and upgrade lightning conductor
- Repairs and repointing to stonework; works to fencing and balustrade on the Bridge Over The Head Race
- Work to sluice gates and re-pointing or retaining walls.
- Repairs to stoneworks, roofing, windows and heating pipework
- Internal and external repairs and alterations including works to stoneworks, water tanks and roofs, rainwater repairs and replacement, replacement windows, new guardrail and upgrade to electrics and lighting to the Main Range.
A design statement submitted on behalf of Leeds City Council said:
“The buildings have been altered over the years and this is evident in the buildings that stand today.
“The proposed repairs to the buildings have been developed with this in mind and are of a sympathetic nature following current best practice guidance from Historic England as well as relevant professional bodies.
“The proposals ensure that the repairs do not detract from the buildings’ historic significance.”
The Leeds Industrial Museum at Armley Mills is a museum of industrial heritage. It includes collections of textile machinery, railway equipment and heavy engineering amongst others.
The Grade II* listed building housing the museum was once the world’s largest woollen mill.