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Old Court Mill, Sion Mills

House types echo the characteristics of the cottage that once stood here

Old Court Mill, Sion Mills.
Old Court Mill, Sion Mills. Credit: Stephen Fisher

GM Design Associates for Rural Housing Association
Contract value: £1.5m 
GIA: 1,100m2
Cost per m2: £1,371

Fourteen new affordable homes now occupy the site of disused builders’ yard, informed by the practice’s design guide for social housing in rural Northern Ireland. GM Design also drew up the regeneration masterplan for Sion Mills, once a model mill village where linen was made. A cottage used to occupy part of the site and the house types echo its proportions and characteristics in red tumbled brick, white render, hardwood doors (some as barn doors), grey uPVC windows, slim profile fibre cement slates and, in a nod to adjacent agricultural buildings, fibre cement corrugated profile sheeting.

  • Old Court Mill, Sion Mills.
    Old Court Mill, Sion Mills. Credit: Stephen Fisher
  • Old Court Mill, Sion Mills.
    Old Court Mill, Sion Mills. Credit: Stephen Fisher
  • Old Court Mill, Sion Mills.
    Old Court Mill, Sion Mills. Credit: Stephen Fisher
  • Old Court Mill, Sion Mills.
    Old Court Mill, Sion Mills. Credit: Stephen Fisher
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