Holmes Mill is already a work in progress

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Plans are being made after the green light was given for the redevelopment of Holmes Mill in the centre of Clitheroe.

The renovation works to the redundant textile mill will keep Bowland Brewery at the centre of the project to be undertaken by local leisure group James’ Places, with a projected spend on this part of the work alone estimated to be £350,000.

Work will start shortly on converting the site to a 31-bedroom hotel, bar, restaurant, bakery, gym and leisure complex, which will incorporate an urban spa. There will also be space for a multi-function room to host events such as exhibitions and cookery schools.

The building work to the brewery and beer hall is expected to take three months to complete, with the second and third phases following on from that with an expected completion date in around a years time.

Managing Director of James’ Places James Warburton said: “Bowland Brewery is at the very heart of the scheme. If it hadn’t been for the brewery, I don’t think I would have ever purchased the mill in the first place.”