Council assist in finding new location for successful Rossendale business

Published February 11, 2021 at 12:11

Rossendale Borough Council have assisted one of the area’s largest employers to find a suitable site for their relocation which allows them to stay within Rossendale.  

WeBuyBooks – the online purchaser and retailer of used books – have purchased the 120,000 sq ft Lambert Mill (formerly known as Greenbridge Works and originally called Hall Carr Mill) just off Bocholt Way on the outskirts of Rawtenstall. 

Over the course of the next six months their 170 strong work force will be relocating from their existing base in Waterfoot to this new nearby location. Hall Carr Mill is three time larger than their existing facilities and this move will facilitate their expansion plans over the next five years. 

Hall Carr Mill is a Grade II listed building with a history going back to 1830 when it was used for the wool trade, progressing to cotton and then in the 1930’s changed to slipper manufacturing. At its peak 500 people worked in this Mill and it featured in a BBC documentary in 1994 on manufacturing. 

Mike Lane – Managing Director of WeBuyBooks said: “It is a pleasure that as a 21st century internet business we can help bring this building back to life and be part of the rejuvenation of Rossendale. We have been looking for new or additional premises for over twelve months and we were really struggling to find anywhere suitable in Rossendale, so we sought help from the local Council and fortunately they were able to help us find suitable locations and facilitate discussions with the owners.” 

Councillor Alyson Barnes from Rossendale Borough Council said “It’s great to see a local business thrive in the current economic climate. We were happy to be able to play a small part in enabling We Buy Books to relocate and continue to seek ways of supporting other local businesses”. 

WeBuyBooks – are one of the leading book recyclers in the UK, finding a second home for 2 million books each year. 

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