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
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.