The Beautiful Springfield Mill - Sandiacre
As you pass through Sandiacre, there is one landmark that stands out, the chimney of which can be seen for miles around, this is Springfield Mill.
This iconic grade II listed building built in 1888 for Terah Hooley by local Long Eaton Architect, John Sheldon was a lace mill. In its hey day the mill had capacity to run 160 lace machines and employed many local people and helped boost the local economy transforming the small village parish of Sandiacre into a busy town.
Eventually, due to decline in the local lace making industry, this beautiful building became empty. Such was its’ dominance on the skyline, heritage and architectural features it gained grade II listed status in 1986, protecting it for generations to come.
A London based developer acquired the building and by 2006 Springfield Mill had been converted into 104 luxury apartments finished with an eclectic mix of original features complemented by high end contemporary design.
Robert Ellis regularly have properties available to buy and rent in this amazing building from Studio apartments up to 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom duplex apartments with far reaching views over the surrounding area.
Springfield Mill lies on the bank of the Erewash Canal, a 12 mile strip of working canal with 14 locks which links Langley Mill with Trent Lock. This route also forms part of the Nutbrook trail, a cycle and tow path passing through Ilkeston and Long Eaton.
The local economy is still strong, still with a manufacturing heritage along with service industries and many local amenities including Lidl, bars and restaurants. Junction 25 of the M1 and the A52 linking Nottingham and Derby is a short drive away making Sandiacre and Springfield Mill a great place to live, work and commute.