In 1992, about 100 years after the construction of Leipzig’s cotton mill, the gradual dismantling of the spinning facilities in the 6 ha Wilhelminian style industrial complex began. It was only a question of time until 70,000 square metres of active surface distributed in 23 single buildings would become a victim to vacancy.
Contrary to the trend of the early 1990’s of quick and expensive total refurbishment based on dodgy utilisation forecasts, a new settlement with alternative utilisation started at the same time as the disassembly of the production lines.
Meanwhile about 70% of the total area are rented out. However, some gentle renovation measures and works in the appurtenant structures will be finished step by step.
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