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Islington Mil Arts Club

Islington Mill Arts Club reconfiguration and refurbishment of Islington Mill

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Publication Date
02 June 2020

12:00am, 02 July 2020

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Islington Mill currently supports and hosts a cluster of some 100 permanent creative ventures with a further 75 to 100 ventures supported via established networks across Greater Manchester. Islington Mill Arts Club have secured a 25-year lease from the current owner of Islington Mill to continue and add value to the creative sector in Salford and Greater Manchester. Islington Mill Arts Club CIC (IMAC) are now seeking to appoint a multi-disciplinary consultancy team to progress the design and contract administration services for two Grade II listed buildings, Islington Mill and New Islington Mill, Salford. The projects involves making repairs and alternation to create additional managed workspace units for creative small to medium enterprises alongside maker and event space as part of a wider programme of investment for the creative sector known as 'The Other City'. IMAC have secured funding from Heritage Lottery Funding, Arts Council and Salford City Council to provide additional managed workspace and improved access at Islington Mill. The Council is also in the process of applying to secure European Development Funding (ERDF) to provide new managed workspace for the creative sector to expand into the adjacent New Islington Mill. A decision on the ERDF funding is expected by June 2020. If the ERDF funding bid is successful, funding arrangements will be in place from Salford City Council and IMAC to finance the costs of both projects (Islington Mill and New Islington Mill). Should the funding bid be unsuccessful, then this contract notice will become void and IMAC will continue to deliver the project at Islington Mill utilising funding that they have already secured.