The William Scott Abbott Trust wanted to restore the Grade II* listed watermill and rejuvenate the site as a learning centre and local attraction. The watermill was on the ‘heritage at risk’ register and the brief required that works did not disrupt visitor access to the entire Sacrewell site.
Informed by extensive research, we took a strategic approach to identify key parts of the site to be renovated. We responded with a new visitor route through the mill with education space, residential and office accommodation.
As a national centre for milling excellence, Sacrewell’s restored mill buildings accommodate interpretation and education space.
Level access to the mill and mill house ground floor and a new route to the garden was introduced along with a new stone stair to access the residential accommodation.