Devon Wildlife

Not many offices can boast a leat running through them, with stream-like habitats that have been opened up and landscaped, with ponds and wet areas! Nor can many offices double as a fully operational mill! But that is exactly what Devon Wildlife Trust, have achieved since buying a fire damaged, listed mill in the heart of Exeter.

As a listed heritage building, Cricklepitt Mill not only provided a unique challenge for an office headquarter project, but also a fascinating backdrop for a working environment. With the machinery of the mill renovated and restored the main milling room doubles as a stunning breakout/library area. The mill itself has high ceilings with exposed beams and the air conditioning units have been left exposed as a modern feature that compliments the building’s heritage – much like the ultra modern extension. The main water wheel and the stream itself are visible from most parts of the office, creating a calm connection with nature.

 

Business Interiors went the extra mile, met our budget and the office looks great too - Charles Taylor

 

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Location

Exeter

Scope

Interior Design and Fit Out

Date

June 25, 2015

Category

Charity