Sitting on a prominent site on the main road into the Town Centre, the site has a number of challenges. The tight site has a storey difference in levels and fronts directly onto the River which is designated as a SAC and SSSI site. The brief called for a contemporary but responsive design reflecting the industrial nature of the surrounding buildings. New contemporary additions were added to the existing mill to provide a new circulation core and a rooftop extension.
Project Challenges: Main road location; level changes, Flood Zone, SAC, SSSI Site, Environmentally sensitive site. Impending World Heritage Status