Restored to its former glory
Posted 14th December 2018
In August this year we outlined the work we were commissioned to do on Shrewsbury Flaxmill Maltings. Read the story here
As the world’s first iron-framed building, the Shrewsbury Flaxmill Maltings was awarded a grant of £20.7 million from the Heritage Lottery fund to enable site owners Historic England with project partners Shropshire Council and the Friends of the Flaxmill Maltings to restore the Grade 1 listed Main Mill and Grade 2 listed Kiln back to their former glory.
Work has proceeded at a good pace and all of the glazing is now in place. The glazing is Cool-Lite SKN solar control with the latest warm edge thermal spacer bar, which will help reflect the sun’s rays and keep the areas cool in the summer but also more importantly protect the building from damaging ultra violet light.
The restoration of the building has been done as sensitively and authentically as possible and the outcome is impressive.
The team at Arkoni are thrilled with the outcome. Mark Prentice of Arkoni said “We felt excited and privaliged to be asked to work on this beautiful building knowing that the work we carried out, will not only help people enjoy this building again, it will also preserve it for you generations to come. The changes in glazing technologies over the last few years mean that projects like this can embrace new technologies whilst maintaining their original aesthetics – it’s impressive stuff!”
If you wish to support this wonderful building please visit Historic England by clicking here.