The William Scott Abbot Trust (WSAT) embarked upon an ambitious project to transform the 18th century mill at Sacrewell Farm, Peterborough, into a National Centre of Milling Excellence.
We provided strategic input to the Trust on developing a sustainable business plan which would also support the long term future of the farm, taking into account the high priority preservation factor due to the watermill being in the top 8% of listed buildings in the UK.
The scope of the project included construction restoration works to create a new bespoke educational facility, accommodation for residential training courses and includes extensive conservation of walls, roofs, floors etc. and restoration refurbishment of the mechanics of the water mill machinery as well as the installation of a hydro-electric scheme, fire and intruder systems.
Clarkson Alliance helped the Trust to successfully secure Stage 1 and 2 funding from the Heritage Lottery Fund and worked collaboratively and decisively with all the stakeholders involved.
The project has since gone on to win multiple awards at RICS East of England 2016 including overall Project of the Year.
Client William Scott Abbott Trust
Contract NEC Option A
Having worked with Clarkson Alliance to manage the project and the budget, we have valued their open and proactive approach backed by their extensive heritage knowledge.
The project has helped secure Sacrewell as one of the leading attractions in the local area, broadening and enriching the range of activities we can offer.
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