Anglo-Scotian Mills is a sensitive conversion of former Grade 2 listed Victorian warehouses into a residential community. Work began in 2002/2003 with the refurbishment of a listed villa that now accommodates Gilbert & Hall’s offices. This was followed in 2005 with the refurbishment of the ‘Lace Mill’ (formerly known as the Stadium Building) into 29no apartments fronting Wollaton Road. With the largest phase of work was the creation of a further 75 apartments housed in both a refurbished mill building and a complimentary new build.
The site also contains two B1 units occupying the ground floor of The Lace Mill and an A3 unit in a smaller listed building on the site.
The existing buildings have been sensitively refurbished with original features exploited and existing windows retained. The new apartment building sits comfortably with its neighbours both in scale and elevation treatment. The choice of brick, deep window reveals and simple palette of materials draws influence from the mill buildings themselves, as does the rhythm and proportion of the fenestration. A contemporary glazed link housing a feature staircase connects the new and old buildings allowing views across both the site and Beeston as a whole.
Gilbert & Hall Ltd