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Industrial inspiration for iconic heritage mill site

An iconic Grade II listed mill steeped in history, Northlight now stands as a testament to modern regeneration entwined with gentle nods to the past.

The former Brierfield Mill, Pendle’s iconic Lancashire cotton mill, an imposing 19th Century building, underwent an ambitious transformation after plans for a new living, working, learning, leisure and cultural destination came to fruition.

This is a hugely prestigious site, and one the Collins White team was extremely excited to work on with the Barnfield Construction Group. The brief revolved around restoration proposals where preserving the mill’s historical architectural features and unique character was paramount. 

Alongside this, developers wanted a modern interior with high-quality fittings and high-specification finishes while retaining the charm and character of the old mill building. Each of the luxury apartments has a state-of-the-art kitchen fitted with premium appliances, and a modern bathroom featuring contemporary white suites. Our tiles had to complement these premium design features. We created a contemporary, industrialised feel to run throughout the development,  and designed a range that ensured uniformity across every apartment.

Northlight comprises 85 luxury apartments, which needed to be executed efficiently and seamlessly to build schedules. Our ability to store the three containers of tiles and deliver them on-site when required was vital for project continuity. We’re proud to work in collaboration with the Barnfield Group on a number of projects.


Finding the perfect product to match a client’s brief is our primary goal, but the Collins White service extends far beyond that. Assisting architects, designers or developers, we will import the tiles, manage the stock, and ensure delivery times are always met. We pride ourselves on being as passionate about your projects as you are, with a fully collaborative approach from the outset.

“The service and quality our team receives from Collins White is second to none. They provide our customers with such a fantastic range of tiles, from a marble gloss finish to a stone effect. When our customers carry out their choices, we have only ever received great feedback both on the options they have and the quality of the tiles.

 The team have been helpful from the outset on all of our developments starting with range consultation and curation through to the delivery of tiles on site to deadlines. We would highly recommend them.”

 Tim Webber MBE, Managing Director and Chairman of the Barnfield Group

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