Conversion of the Old Mill

Crossgar County Down

The project was to create two adjoining dwellings by converting a derelict watermill which was located in an unspoilt riverside location.

The aim was to demonstrate how redundant structures could be retained and re-used to create an attractive, flexible and comfortable house. This was undertaken at a time where such structures were being demolished and replaced.

The architectural design was constrained by attempting to follow the existing shell of the building as much as possible and adding on in a way that retained the memory of the original simple mill building.

External sheltered areas were designed to make informal relationships from interior to exterior spaces and maximise the enjoyment of this riverside location.

Most recent work has included construction of a South facing structure for PV panels.

This project was commended by RSUA Design Awards 2000.