PLANS to breathe new life into derelict houses close to the Innox Mills site in Trowbridge have been outlined by its owner.

Jonathan Dean, director of property developers Innox Mills Ltd, says they hope to renovate and refurbish a row of houses in Stallard Street fronting the former Bowyers site.

Mr Dean said they hope to make a planning application by the end of the year to bring the houses back into use.

"The existing buildings are the heat and soul of the site and we hope to bring them back to life with the right kind of offering.

"We hope to make a start on the three houses in Stallard Street by the end of the year. This will help to improve the frontage and open up a pathway through the site.

"Then we are going to look at redeveloping some of the existing buildings to provide co-working and flexible office space."

Mr Dean hopes the Stallard Street houses will be used for multiple occupation by three or more tenants using shared community living facilities such as the kitchen and bathroom.

The Innox Mills site will be home for a Sunday street market for the foreseeable future following the success of the first one on July 19.

Mr Dean said he expects it to grow consistently as more traders take stalls and has plans to introduce children's entertainment and music events to create a livelier atmosphere.

"It is our ambition to eventually make the market a permanent weekly fixture within the historic mills building and warehouses, with a big emphasis on food and drink and with outdoor play areas for children.

“We hope this new and exciting quarter will play a role in encouraging people to spend the day in Trowbridge."

Innox Mills is also opening Cinema Retrow in August, the town's first ever drive-in movie, with hot dogs and burgers from local street food provider, JC’s Kitchen, served by rollerblading waiters and waitresses.

Cinema Retrow will run from 7-9 August, with a programme of 13 feature film screenings of some all-time greats, family classics and newer favourites. Due to be shown are: Friday August 7, Toy Story 2, Grease, Knives out; Saturday August 8, Moana, The Lion King, Back to the Future, Joker; Sunday August 9, How to train Your Dragon, Finding Nemo, Dirty Dancing, Rocketman.

To book tickets for the drive-in Cinema Retrow, go to