Old Biscuit Mill

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An extremely derelict Pyotts Biscuit Mill, a landmark in Albert Rd with industrial historical value was upgraded and developed into a new hub of creative craftsmen and an organic gourmet market. The theme “theatre in retail” reflects that all artists & designers not only shop, but also have their workshop on site to provide interaction with their clientele. Seven derelict or unimportant buildings which cluttered the space were demolished to create meaningful spaces between the buildings. Existing historical buildings were restored and renovated. Instead of attempting to hide additions, all new work was done in steel to add a “new layer” to the existing historical ones. Although in a different material, the same architectural language was used for these elements. Impenetrable ground floor walls were opened up with large steel framed windows An old well was discovered and restored. New walkways, stairs, a stage and a fountain with a waterwheel were added.