TL4657 : Former Spiller's Mill

taken 1 year ago, near to Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, Great Britain

Former Spiller's Mill
Former Spiller's Mill
Now converted to apartments.
Foster's Mill
Foster's Mill (also known as Spiller's Mill), off Station Road, was built of painted gault brick in 1898, designed by the architects Gelder and Kitchen of Hull. It is one of the largest buildings in Cambridge, as well as being one of the few examples of large-scale industry in the city. The Foster family owned three mills in the city but the University of Cambridge prevented them from constructing railway lines to them, so they built this mill immediately next to the railway station.
In 1947 it was sold to Spillers. Additions were made to the building in 1953. In 2000, it was owned by Rank Hovis. In 2001, it was announced that Rank Hovis would vacate the site eventually to enable redevelopment of the site.
On 27 March 2010, during extensive demolition work on the mill, a major fire broke out which damaged the mill buildings causing their partial collapse. The remaining section of the building will become 19 residential apartments as part of the CB1 development.
CB1 development, Cambridge
CB1 is a major development in a 10 hectare (25 acre) area around Cambridge station, bounded roughly by the railway, Hills Road, Station Road, Tenison Road and Ravensworth Gardens. Outline planning permission was granted in April 2010 for work including:
* 331 residential units - inclusive of 40% affordable homes
* 1250 student units
* 53560mē of office space
* 5255mē of retail space
* a 6658mē polyclinic
* 1753mē of gym, nursery, student & community facilities
* a 7466mē hotel
* a new transport interchange and station square

Development, managed by Cambridge property company Brookgate, LinkExternal link began in April 2011.
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Saturday, 29 April, 2017   (more nearby)
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Wednesday, 19 July, 2017
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Housing, Dwellings 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TL 4606 5711 [10m precision]
WGS84: 52:11.5733N 0:8.1255E
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OSGB36: geotagged! TL 4610 5712
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West-southwest (about 247 degrees)
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