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Tunbridge Mills

Architects: archipeleco
Planning Consultant: Pro Planning
Energy and M & E: White Young Green
Engineer: Ian Duncan
Flood Risk: Ove Arup and partners
QS: Cyril Sweett
Ecology: The Landmark Practice
Highways and travel: WSP
Public consultation: Consensus


Under the Sky Involvement
Own project

Development of Tunbridge Mill, Chew Magna
For many years since its last use as a wholesale agricultural goods warehouse the semi-derelict mill and its poor-quality ancillary outbuildings have been an eyesore close to the centre of Chew Magna. Under the Sky (through the JT Group), acquired the site and has prepared a design for its future as a centre for activities in the village and the surrounding area concerned with sustainable living in all its aspects.

The mill building - not Listed but of some historic interest - will be refurbished and the ancillary buildings will be renovated or replaced.

The aim is to provide a right setting for the mill, a harmonious group of buildings and a setting that does justice to the leat and riverside location.

The project is being pursued with the closest attention to sustainability by all the consultants and the ambition is to achieve a 'carbon-positive' development with the energy generated by a turbine in the river not only over time off-setting the energy cost of constructing the building but also going on to supply energy to neighbouring buildings.

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