Sensitive preservation and extension of Georgian mill
South RIBA Regional Award 2019
A grade II* Georgian mill has been preserved and extended with sincerity and care as a learning and heritage experience, shop and café. The details are sensitively considered, the orientation is clear and the materiality contextual, with restoration including stitching and repointing brickwork. The extended café offers views out onto the River Test and the silk mill, while the exterior of the new Welcome Building humbly imitates its Georgian neighbour. This is done sensitively and to an exacting budget.