When Saltaire was designed for Sir Titus Salt by the Bradford architects Lockwood and Mawson between the years 1851 and 1853 it was part of a major social statement for
a "New Industrial Age".
Saltaire comprises a massive textile mill and a village
built for the workforce.
The village contains 900 houses, churches, schools, institute and other public amenities.
The mill was in full production, employing 3,000 people, for over 100 years until the Bradford textile industry fell into decline.
Jonathan Silver bought Salts Mill in 1987. It was
semi-derelict and appeared to have no positive future. Since then Salts has
been transformed and now approximately 1,500 people are employed on the site by
firms which include large electronic manufacturing companies like Pace Micro
Technology plc and Filtronic Comtek plc. In 1853 Salts Mill was the leading
edge of textile industry; it now leads the world in high technology.
In addition to the galleries, the other public spaces
include a high quality diner and excellent speciality shops.
3 David Hockney galleries on 3 floors' with over 300 examples of Hockney's work.
open 7 days a week, admission free tel:+44 (0)1274 531163
High quality equipment for home and kitchen tel:+44 (0)1274 530770
Good food, great service tel:+44 (0)1274 530533
copyright David Hockney
Skopos Mill Shop
Soft fabrics and furnishings tel:+44 (0)1274 581121
Skopos Furniture Gallery
High quality furniture tel:+44 (0)1274 531731
Jewellery tel:+44 (0)1274 599790