Why has this Church of Scientology building in Old Trafford been empty for 10 years? - 2017-01-18
The Church of Scientology plans to go ahead with the proposed renovation of Duckworth's Essence Distillery, despite a ten-year delay.
The Grade II-listed building, on Chester Road in Trafford, was bought by the church in 2006 for a reported price of £3m, but has since remained empty.
Plans were initially put forward in 2007 for a 'change of use', to turn the former mill into an 'Ideal Org', only for these to be withdrawn. The church now hopes to 'move forward' with the Trafford development by next year.