Redevelopment and Conversion - John Smedleys
Planning & Design were instructed as planning consultants to deliver a complex set of proposals for redevelopment, conversion and part demolition on a site at the Lea Mills part of the John Smedley factory.
Planning Design were instructed as planning consultants (alongside Evans Vettori Architects) to deliver a complex set of proposals for redevelopment, conversion and part demolition of surplus land and buildings at John Smedley Ltd, the last working textile mill in the Derwent Valley World Heritage Site and the “oldest manufacturing factory in the world”.
Development was needed to secure a beneficial future use for the land and buildings and to support the company’s development and expansion. The scheme included the renovation of three late C18 Grade II Listed cottages which were in a very poor state of repair and on the “heritage at risk” register.
The development is now well underway, and the Listed cottages have been fully restored.