Nestled within the heart of Ancoats and on the banks of the Rochdale Canal, Royal Mills is one of the city centre’s largest and most loved conversion developments. Royal Mills is an early 20th-century cotton mill which was built around 1912. It was originally named New Old Mill but was renamed following a royal visit by King George VI and Queen Elizabeth in 1942. A plaque commemorates the occasion. The mill was given a Grade II Listed status in 1988, and in 2003 after years of neglect and decay, a restoration scheme costing approximately £65 million was announced and the mill was converted into a mix of 1, 2 and 3 bedroom apartments which retained the buildings many original features throughout. The development has a 24hr concierge and has an impressive glass atrium which has an on-site Ancoats Coffee Company and an Artisan market that operates on the first Saturday of every month. The Northern Quarter, New Islington and Piccadilly are all a short walk away putting you within reach of transport links and plenty of bars, cafes, shops and restaurants.