We are utterly delighted to announce that property investor and developer, St. Modwen, has agreed to become our new corporate sponsor.
The owners of Warth Business Park in Bury – a 14.3 acre site that includes Warth Mills, the site of a WWII internment camp and the focus of the Warth Mills Project – St Modwen has donated £6,450 to the project. This will support the many events we are planning throughout the summer, including a recital of the compositions of Peter Gellhorn, a pop-up art exhibition and the Warth Mills Internment Camp Project exhibition, in addition to our Heritage Lottery funding.
St Modwen acquired the 284,000 sq ft Warth Business Park in 2015, and is investing £4m to improve facilities for the businesses there. It is also working with Bury Council on a new development close to Bury town centre, Chamberhall Business Park.
Alastair Budd, director of asset management north for St. Modwen, said: “Warth Mills is located within Warth Business Park and when we heard about this heritage project we were keen to get involved and lend our support. It’s fascinating to think of the history linked with this site and its association with the internees who stayed here. St. Modwen is committed to investing in Bury at both Warth Mills Business Park and Chamberhall Business Park, and we are pleased to be supporting a local charity with this project.
“We understand that regeneration goes beyond bricks and mortar, it’s about making positive and genuine changes to communities, the environment and the economy.”