Derbyshire mill ravaged by fire reopens as office space

Derbyshire mill ravaged by fire reopens as office space

Having being devastated by fire, it’s now been given a new lease on life

By Jonathan Chubb16:41, 5 JUL 2021

A former Derbyshire Mill devastated by fire is now reopening as a state-of-the-art enterprise centre.

The former Mustard Mill, in Toadhole Furnace, Oakenthorpe was destroyed by fire in 1955, but over the past three years major renovations have taken place at the Grade 2-listed building.

Today it opens it’s doors for the first time offering “an inspirational working environment boasting state of the art facilities”.

Ann Turner, founder of Amber Mill Furniture Rural Enterprise Centre (Amfrec) said: “It’s wonderful to finally be able to open the doors to Amfrec after three long years of renovating the site.

“Amfrec has a fascinating history, which contributes to the charm and character of this Grade 2 listed building.

“We have kept and restored the exposed Derbyshire sandstone, opened up the original arched windows and designed an open-plan interior to make the space feel light and airy.

“The quiet surroundings and connections to major cities make this an ideal space for growing businesses who wish to have office space together with the ability to host meetings and events for their clients, and I am very much looking forward to welcoming individuals through our doors.”

The restoration of the Mill was part funded by the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development, which works to ensure a balanced territorial development of rural environments.

The fund recognised the potential of what the revitalised Grade 2-listed building could offer the surrounding area.

Source: Derby Telegraph

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