Gunpowder Mill / Pollard Thomas Edwards Architects

  • 01:00 - 22 August, 2012
Gunpowder Mill / Pollard Thomas Edwards Architects, © Dennis Gilbert
© Dennis Gilbert
  • Architects

  • Main Contractor

    Hill Partnerships
  • Structural Engineer

    Cornerstone Consulting Engineers
  • Quantity Surveyor

    Tower Surveys
  • Landscape Architect

    Clarke Associates
  • Project Year

  • Photographs

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From the architect. The Gunpowder Mill scheme involves the sensitive conversion of historic but derelict buildings and the addition of a new modern element on a site surrounded by woods and parkland.

© Dennis Gilbert
© Dennis Gilbert

In the 18th century, the Royal Gunpowder Mills housed the largest gunpowder works in Britain, and it remained a centre for the production of and research into explosives until 1991.

© Dennis Gilbert
© Dennis Gilbert

Two early 20th century buildings, the Power House and the Water Tower, have been converted to form a new headquarters office for the client, while remaining faithful to the industrial history of the site. A new three-storey glazed structure completes the office complex and incorporates a top-floor terrace which links all three buildings and gives magnificent views out over the adjacent water meadows.

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