A former major textiles mill site in Innerleithen in the Scottish Borders, which sold cashmere around the globe under the Ballantyne brand has been described as being ‘suitable for a variety of commercial uses or residential development’, is being put up for sale, writes The Herald.
… four-floor mill building was constructed in 1788…
… retained buildings were B-listed…
The Herald writes:
The former mill sold cashmere around the globe under the Ballantyne brand.
Shepherd Chartered Surveyors, which is bringing the Brodies Mill and outbuildings to market, noted they were “on a self-contained 0.9-acre regeneration site”.
The four-floor mill building was constructed in 1788 by Alexander Brodie and was subsequently added to in a piecemeal fashion over the 19th and 20th centuries, to become Caerlee Mill, Innerleithen’s largest employer making and selling cashmere around the world under the Ballantyne brand.
Shepherd said: “Following the Caerlee Mill site’s final closure in 2013, a number of later additions were recently demolished to create the adjacent residential site….”
It noted the retained buildings were B-listed and “lie centrally located within Innerleithen and a short walk from the town centre”.
Whiteburn’s managing director, Eve McCurrich, said: “We have had preliminary discussions with a number of interested parties, including a mountain bike innovation centre, and are now ready to see a viable and complementary use emerge for these buildings, compatible with the character of our Caerlee development as well as the village of Innerleithen….”