A place of historical significance, reimagined for the next generation.

As a permanent feature of the cityscape since 1801, The Hotspur Press will showcase our vision for conscientious restoration and transformation.

Built as a cotton mill on the bank of the Medlock, The Hotspur Press was repurposed some time in the late 1800’s as a printing works, before becoming a place for local artists’ to set up their studios. Situated at the northern end of the First Street regeneration zone, the building forms part of Manchester’s ‘Creative Ribbon’ which includes HOME venue and HOME Arches project.


Today, working with Hodder + Partners architectural practice, we are reimagining the life of this significant building. One which places community and the environment at the heart of our design philosophy.

A building designed for the 21st century city

Our resolute focus is to deliver a building of architectural integrity which draws on the historical roots of the site and embraces the rejuvenation of city centres, as places to live, learn, work and connect.


The Hotspur Press creates space for those who value being together to gather and form diverse and dynamic communities. The result will be a place for people who want to live and work differently. A hub for social congregation and interaction. A place that is deeply rooted to its neighbourhood.

A resolute commitment to sustainability, both in design and operation.

The Hotspur Press will target BREEAM Excellent, ensuring that the design, and materials used, have minimum impact on the environment. The operational systems and management will be designed to minimise energy wastage, by implementation of a meticulous monitoring strategy across all parts of the building.


The building is aligned to both Manchester’s and the Government’s Net Zero Carbon targets and is also will be Article 8 Fund compliant, which scrutinises performance against specific environmental, social and governance-related indicators.