Monday, 15 April 2013

Demolition is under way of  Riverside Works, Keighley Road, which was a £4.5 million state-of-the-art weaving mill when it opened less than 25 years ago. The single-storey plant was built by Courtaulds Textiles for its furnishing-fabric subsidiary, Weavestyle (formerly C. H. Fletcher). The historic C. H. Fletcher business became part of Courtaulds around 1970. Market turbulence has seen successive ventures come and go at the mill. Most recently, unoccupied Riverside Works has been vandalised apparently beyond use.  There are no publicly known plans to develop the site following the demolition.