Sunny Bank Mills Wins Placemaking Award

The Team at Sunny Bank Mills was thrilled to announce that Sunny Bank Mills has just won the ‘Best Use of Heritage in Placemaking’ award in the inaugural Yorkshire Business Insider Placemaking Awards.

Elnaz Yasdani Workshop at Threads Textile Festival.

It was presented at a glittering ceremony at the Life Centre in Bradford, which was sponsored by Bradford UK City of Culture 2025 and Social Communications.

From Printed:Bound. Photograph by Joanne Crawford

The judges commented: “This was a thoroughly deserved award for a very impressive entry. Apart from nurturing and sustaining a wide variety of businesses, boosting the local economy, Sunny Bank Mills preserves and promotes West Yorkshire’s rich industrial heritage via the Sunny Bank Mills Museum & Archive.

Sunny Bank Mills Textile Archive by Joanne Crawford

The development is superb and an absolute asset for the area and we believe that the mills’ achievement is what placemaking – and these inaugural awards – are all about. Placemaking is about the impact on people and communities. And Sunny Bank Mills’ impact has been massive.”

 Quite the accolade! Congratulations to all at Sunny Bank Mills from the Leeds Living Team.

Mill Kitchen, Sunny Bank Mills. Photograph by Stan Graham.

NOTE: Images used here are taken from our previous pieces on Sunny Bank Mills. Main image from Printed: Bound. Photograph by Joanne Crawford.