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This central Todmorden property had originally been built as a cotton mill, but most recently has been used by a metal fabrication company. The company had outgrown the building and had relocated to a more modern facility within the town. Proposals to redevelop the site with a wide range of family housing, ranging from 6 bed family houses through to apartments, all focused around central, communal gardens were developed. There are three types of houses. A courtyard house – an evolution of the ‘semi’ with secure front gardens. Villas – with living accommodation at a higher level to maximise views across the valley. Terraced houses – set on the back-edge of the pavement acknowledging the stonewall that used to enclose the site. The public faces of the properties are finished in stone, whilst the heart of the development is treated in modern, light materials such as render, zinc and glass.