These new images - obtained exclusively by the Telegraph & Argus - show stunning plans for the redevelopment of a famous mill complex.

The computer-generated pictures give an insight into the ambitious £25m redevelopment of Midland Mills, which consists of three Grade II listed buildings situated between Valley Road and Canal Road, Bradford.

The images, which show the proposed transformation of the 19th century textile mills, were released today by Shipley architects Beckwith Design Associates, on behalf of developer Valley Partnership.

The mixed-use scheme would include more than 300 apartments, 7,000 sq ft of retail space and 90 parking places. The plans are due to go before Bradford Council's planning committee in April.

The site, which has been vacant since 2001, falls within the Canal Road corridor - an area covered by a newly-adopted masterplan which could see £1.2 billion of investment in the area and the reinstatement of the Bradford to Shipley canal.

The images show how the canal would run straight through the site. A series of walkways and cycle paths are included in the plans to make the site accessible to as many people as possible.

"We want to make the Midland Mills development a place for people to enjoy regardless of whether they are residents or not," said John Mulleady, on behalf of the developers.

Plans for the site, formerly home to the British Mohair Holdings company, include the conversion of the original buildings and the construction of two new-build multi-storey residential blocks.

Mr Mulleady said: "These amazing new images show our vision for Midland Mills which will reinvigorate this area of Bradford. We have already invested significant monies during the demolition stage to ensure the foundations of the original buildings were retained and we remain committed to deliver a scheme which the whole city will be proud of.

"We are also confident that a quality development of this type, in an area undergoing significant regeneration, will prove popular with both owner-occupiers and investors."

Developers have also expressed a desire to see the canal pass through the nearby site of Conditioning House, a Grade II listed building owned by Caddick Developments.

The plans, soon to be submitted to the Council, would see 200 waterside apartments created.

Last week, the Council's executive adopted the masterplan for the Canal Road corridor, making it the fourth masterplan for the district, joining Airedale, Manningham and the City Centre.

The cost of preparing the masterplan, design and supervision, getting the land and constructing a canal is estimated to be £86 million and could see up to 8,000 new homes built on brownfield land.

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