Court Mills


We developed a derelict Grade II listed building in Trowbridge into a terrace of dwellings, we proposed to split it into 7 townhouses whilst preserving the key listed features particularly around the external envelope.
  • Derelict former Youth Centre and Wollen Mill beforehand
  • Grade II Listed building
  • Maximise the development opportunities
  • Reduce the complexity of the development
  • Identify the available opportunities given its listed status
  • Privacy concerns with the main public park backing onto the site with access either side


four bedroom dwellings
three bedroom dwellings
The redevelopment of this derelict Grade II listed building that was left in a poor state of disrepair in such a prime location of the town centre, was well overdue. It was clear following an analysis that the most appropriate approach that would balance the cost of investment whilst preserving the building in its most original form was to split the structure along common vertical lines to create a terrace of homes.


The alteration of the property lent itself to be converted into a terraced row of dwellings. The main interventions to the external envelope focussed on removing a modern single storey extension to the rear and a number of external stairs along with modern openings to the principal elevation. This then allowed for considered alterations and openings to be introduced and the internal sub-division of the building into 7 townhouses, which required a careful design of these newly formed spaces to provide desirable living spaces. It was clear that this will not only preserve the building in its most considerate form, but also allowed this to create a small community that could share their own communal garden to the front of the site and retreat into their own individual gardens to the rear.
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