A ruined 19th century windmill has been given a smart makeover with the help of specialists. The Grade II listed Tower Mill, had fallen into disrepair, with no sails, windows or cap, but has now been sympathetically developed into a stylish and modern eco-friendly home.
The Prize-winning renovation project in a village near the Fens in Cambridgeshire. The once-derelict mill is now a stunning eco-house, with the slim-framed window system specified for impressive energy efficiency, low maintenance construction. By demolishing the old piggery, the area in front of the mill is thus left empty to allow for the full height of the mill to be viewed from the Road.
Structurally the top window has a small steel frame and connected at strategic points with small CHS columns. The glassed link and house has very small steel sections to give the slim appearance
Tower Mill is a low-energy home which is both technically sophisticated and architecturally stunning – and as a result, the project was awarded the 2017 LABC Regional Award for ‘best change of use of an existing building or conversion in East Anglia’.