Industrial Heritage at work
Raceview Mill has a rich history dating back over 200 years.
Some of the buildings have features, such as the brick arched ceilings, which do not exist anywhere else in Mid & East Antrim.
The Mill was formally designated an asset of historic importance by Ballymena Borough Council and a plaque is attached to the front building (now an architects office).
Raceview was rescued from imminent demolition in 2013.
Now it is an attractive place to visit and many of the buildings have been restored to a high standard without grant assistance.
This is a unique project in NI which brings back into use the old buildings to create new business and jobs while making the industrial heritage more accessible by encouraging visitors including tourists.
The project is a success story and living proof that old mill buildings can be brought back into useful life.