Another of our projects has been presented with their Sussex Heritage Trust Award, this time in the Small Scale Residential category, in recognition of the sensitive conservation and internal alterations.
This lovely grade II listed mill operated as a working mill until 1941 but then quickly fell into disrepair and the remains of the windmill were removed in 1955. A series of alterations and modernisations carried out over the years meant that the beauty of this industrial building had been diminished with insensitive additions.
The client’s brief was to ensure the building worked as a contemporary family home with all the comforts of the 21st century, while reinstating the original feel and flow of the historic internal spaces and respecting the former industrial use of the mill.
The project primarily concerned internal alterations with conservation repairs externally. Internally, where unsympathetic alterations had carved up the interior spaces, these were removed and the integrity of the spaces regained by designing new glazed partitions and carefully relocating the spaces and the stairs.
All alterations were detailed respecting the existing fabric and followed strict conservation principles. The proposed design also sought to improve the efficiency and sustainability of the property, providing good thermal insulation and sound insulation between the floors and partitions.
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