James Gibb residential factors are pleased to announce our recent partnership with Anchor Mill in Paisley! This magnificent industrial site was closed in the 1980s and rapidly fell into dereliction. However, with the help of funding from Historic Scotland and Scottish Enterprise Renfrewshire, restoration was completed in 2005 and we’re thrilled to have been appointed as their new factor, managing the communal areas of the building and the surrounding gardens.
The six-storey, red brick Anchor Mill was built in 1886 and was home to the largest thread manufacturer in the world – J. & P. Coats Ltd. A building that previously played a key role in the global cotton industry is now a beautifully restored residential block, comprising of 60 flats and the Abbey Mill Business Centre.
Since the introduction of the Property Factors (Scotland) Act 2011 and Code of Conduct, co-owners have become increasingly aware that they can change the company that provides their building or development factoring services. After 10 years with the original factor appointed by the developer, the co-owners at Anchor Mill assessed the services of various factors with the aim of choosing a company who would work in partnership with them to achieve their objectives. With our previous experiences and successes in managing listed buildings, we were their chosen company.
We now manage the communal areas of Anchor Mill and grounds including; maintaining the Fire Safety and Security System, communal area cleaning, lifts, pumps, generators, the atrium and more. The beautiful, colonial style atrium of the building hosts 4 Doors Open Days each year, allowing the public access to Anchor Mill together with a further 20 days of the year, where they can learn more about its history. The atrium is also used for exhibitions including The Accord Hospice Art Exhibition fundraiser that will run from 31st August – 17th September this year. Why don’t you check it out?