Mellard Warehouse is looking good!

This post is dedicated to the lads at Miller Heritage – hats off to you gentlemen!

REPAIR OF MELLARD WAREHOUSE, MARKET LANE, NEWCASTLE-UNDER-LYME

From the first floor of ‘Pockets’ you can see a narrow gap on the south side of the Ironmarket. It’s easy to miss but this is Market Lane and it leads down towards the bus station on Hassell Street.

View from Pockets
View from Pockets

Once on Market Lane, it is also quite easy to walk past what has been up until 2013, a tumble-down warehouse, dating from around the late nineteenth century.

Mellards Warehouse before work began photo by Midlands Heritage
Mellards Warehouse before work began
photo by Midlands Heritage
Mellards from Market Lane
Mellards from Market Lane

However, it is worth taking a minute’s detour to take in the transformation, the difference is remarkable.  You can now see that this is a handsome old warehouse, with its subtle mix of Staffordshire red and blue bricks laid in English bond, a pattern favoured industrially during the Victorian period, with blue engineering brick arched lintols and stepped cills.

Mellards Warehouse
Mellards Warehouse

Thanks to the combined efforts of the owner (my apologies, I dont have your name), a grant through the NUL Town Centre Partnership Scheme , CTD Architects Leek and the Main Contractor, Miller Heritage of Wolverhampton, this building has a new lease of life.  The work has been recognised by a Civic Award . Congratulations!

Side view
Side view

Here’s wishing the building and future occupants every success and let’s hope that the view down Market Lane will soon be full of life, colour and activity.

Mellards Warehouse Side elevation
Mellards Warehouse Side elevation
Mellards Warehouse Market Lane
Mellards Warehouse Market Lane
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'You are having a laugh!'
‘You are having a laugh!’
We won't all fit in there!
We won’t all fit in there!

Take a look at this link to see just how far this building has come. Thanks for reading!

http://www.midlandsheritage.co.uk/industrial/276-disused-warehouse-newcastle-under-lyme.html

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