In a few short weeks, we will be producing the best quality cotton yarn in the world, using the most modern technology available.
A huge part of our project has been transforming our grade II listed building, but one of the biggest challenges has been making it fit for purpose while maintaining its rustic charm and character.
So while we’ve been waiting for our air conditioning and fibre transportation systems to be completed – which will enable us to start our test productions – we’ve been busy giving it a lick of paint.
It’s not just so that the mill looks the part, a major aspect of producing high quality cotton is keeping it clean and pure, so we need an environment that’s easy to keep dust-free.
The plant rooms on the third and ground floor are almost finished and are being painted white to match the machines, which will be running alongside them.
Meanwhile, we’re also near the end of re-wiring all the electrics and re-instatement of the fire protection sprinkler systems…
Cotton cans are being made up at a steady rate…
And the first of our machines are being programmed and commissioned ready for production.
Now most of the machines are in place, in the next few days we can begin the process of painting the floor to help make it easy to clean and keep dust-free.
It won’t be long before the mill looks like the computerised simulations and drawings we’ve been working towards.