RICS Awards 2017

By July 11, 2017 Blog No Comments
Mill renovation leeds

PARKdesigned were recently shortlisted for a Building Conservation award at the RICS Yorkshire Awards 2017. The project that was shortlisted was Castleton Mills in Leeds. The private client contacted PARKdesigned to investigate the potential of refurbishing Castleton Mills. The brief for the Mill was to develop contemporary studio spaces for creative industries within this Grade II listed building. The private client wished to breathe life back into the sleeping giant and have it bustling with people and work, as it once used to.

The mill has been transformed into an industrial utopia, housing a network of creative industries with the ultimate aim of become a destination venue for art, lifestyle and commerce. Unfortunately PARKdesigned did not win but we would like to thank RICS for the nomination.

To see more of the project and pictures please click here

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Brief History on the Mill

Built in 1838 by Matthew Murray, Castleton mills was originally a steam-powered fl ax-spinning mill. Further changes to the building happened between 1850 and 1884, by JM Fawcett of Leeds. The 4 storey, 18 bay mill is red brick in English garden wall bond with 3:1; slate roof. A chimney was incorporated into the later 2-storey extension at the north west end.