Millend Mill is a Grade II listed Woollen cloth Mill dating from the 1550s. The project involved restoration of a derelict ancient building, converting the upper levels to housing and bringing the traditional function of the old Mill back to life by extracting energy from a River.
11 apartments are built over an open plan hall – a function space and community museum dedicated to the historical workings of Millend Mill.
Conversion works retain the entity and grandeur of the old Mill without compromising its industrial origins through domestic use.
At ground level, the floor is opened to expose the culverts running through the building and an elm waterwheel harnesses energy from the moving water.
The museum features archaeological findings including Mill stones, spindles and gantries as well as information on energy production.
Undercurrent Architects : Didier Ryan
David Smith Associates Engineers: Mike Rowley
Arups Flood Engineering
Bob Brewer contractors
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